The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to:
- promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists;
- raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science;
- increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and
- ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
In addition to these broad goals for the discipline, ESA’s Education and Diversity Programs are committed to increasing diversity within ecology-related professions and to improving the quality of ecology education at all levels. Learn more about the ESA Education and Diversity Programs here.
The mission of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology [more info]. One of the ways that QUBES promotes quantitative approaches is by partnering with existing projects and communities to facilitate the discovery and use of their materials [more info]
ESA / QUBES Collaboration
ESA and QUBES have joined forces to:
- Raise awareness of the ESA educational materials within the QUBES community
- Promote data-rich ecology education in preparation for data from the National Ecological Observatory Network
- Use the QUBES Hub collaborative tools to promote conversations about, and collaborations around, the ESA teaching materials