When the society was founded in 1915, ecology was a new field, still defining its scope as a discipline rooted in the study of the relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. The last century has seen the development of the foundations of ecological theory. The discipline continues to expand its boundaries with new ideas, new experimental tools, and the recruitment of young scientists from previously excluded social groups. At the Annual Meeting, featured sessions will look back at the field’s growth over the last hundred years - and forward to the environmental challenges that will face us now and into the next century.
We typically have over 800 invited speakers every year.
The Society’s Annual Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances in ecological science.
We encourage organizations, companies, and vendors to partner with us at what is certain to be an exciting and well attended environmental and ecological science forum.
ESA invites you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to market your latest products, services, technology, innovative equipment, and literature to the 3,500 ecological scientists, researchers, educators, administrators, and policymakers we anticipate will attend from around the globe. There are opportunities for showcasing products and services through onsite exhibits and an online Virtual Trade Show, for marketing to meeting registrants through program advertising, and for increasing visibility through meeting and event sponsorship and distribution of handouts.
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.