ESA 2015 – On the way to a new century!

I’m involved in a Plenary Workshop this year, organized by some great folks at UNC-Chapel Hill.  I’m privileged to have been asked by these students, al of whom are currently Ph.D candidates.  They’ve taken a great idea and turned it into something that will be an excellent Plenary Session, with some (hopefully) long lasting impact.  Given the subject (the future of interdisciplinary ecology) it’s also perfectly well suited to the centennial ESA meeting.  They’ve just posted this to ECOLOG so I wanted to share it here, since many of my readers are likely involved in interdisciplinary research themselves.

Dear members and friends of the Ecological Society of America (ESA): This survey is relevant to all ecologists, especially those engaged in interdisciplinary research. In celebration of the Centennial of ESA, a team of doctoral students at UNC Chapel Hill are conducting a study to assess the state of interdisciplinary research and scholarship inside and outside of the academy (IRB #15-0821). The results of this study will be shared at an upcoming workshop convened as part of the 100th Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Results are intended to help workshop organizers identify the challenges and rewards that interdisciplinary ecologists encounter. Click here for more information about this ESA Plenary Workshop and how you can still register (Aug 8th @ 306 Baltimore Convention Center). We welcome participation from ecological researchers at all career levels.

This online survey will take 15 minutes to complete. The survey link will remain active until July 15, 2015. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. Keep in mind that no compensation is provided. Your confidential feedback will be used for a peer-reviewed publication and shared widely with the global community of ecologists. Research methods are in full compliance with IRB policies regarding confidentiality and research ethics of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please contact Principal Investigator Clare Fieseler for further questions or comments about the survey (link to Ecolog post with contact information)


Clare Fieseler PhD Candidate & Principal Investigator
Sierra Woodruff CEE PhD Candidate & Co-Investigator
Dennis Tarasi PhD Candidate & Co-Investigator

Published by


Assistant scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Studying paleoecology and the challenges of large data synthesis.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s