Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
August 3, 2020 to August 6, 2020

Environmental scientists, educators and policy makers will be gathering online August  3-6, 2020, for the 105th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Ecologists from around the world attend the annual conference, which is expected to host over 3,000 presentations this year. The meeting will be 100% virtual. Plenary talks and select panels will be aired live with Q&A. Other sessions will be available for viewing on-demand with asynchronous Q&A. Presenters also have the option to host a live Q&A with viewers.

Meeting plenaries and symposia will explore the meeting theme “Harnessing the ecological data revolution.” Like many science fields, ecological research is being flooded by diverse and data-rich sources of information. For example, remote sensing platforms, automated sensors, observatory networks, molecular techniques, large-scale or replicated experiments and predictive (simulation) models are generating enormous amounts of data. These large volumes of data are opening new avenues of research and enabling ecologists to address more complex questions and hypotheses that span multiple scales and disciplines. However, this information deluge also creates challenges in effectively interpreting, applying and communicating scientific findings. Scientific sessions will explore new and integrative approaches used to understand pressing ecological issues.

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free. Members of the press may apply by contacting ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson at

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