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Ecological Society of America and the British Ecological Society to meet

January 06, 2000

Members of the media and freelance writers are invited to attend a special meeting, hosted jointly by the Ecological Society of America and the British Ecological Society (BES). The meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida and will run April 10-13, 2000. The theme is "Ecology: Achievement and Challenge."

This event will mark the first time the two societies have met together. The three-day program will include a full agenda of 7 symposia, 4 scientific field trips and the presentation of more than 150 papers describing new ecological research being conducted by investigators all over the world. Speakers include some of the world's leading ecologists who will be addressing topics of international importance. More detailed information about the agenda is available on the ESA Homepage at: http://esa.sdsc.edu.

NEWSROOM OPERATION
Members of the press are exempt from registration fees and are free to attend all meeting sessions. A staffed press room, including copier, fax, computer, printer, telephone, and area for interviews, will be available. Please contact Alison Gillespie for more information or to register.

INSTITUTIONAL PRESS OFFICERS
Press officers may request copies of all abstracts related to their institution. ESA will distribute any relevant press releases in the meeting press room. Please contact Alison Gillespie for more information.

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The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a scientific, non-profit, 7,800-member organization founded in 1915. Through ESA reports, journals, membership research, and expert testimony to Congress, ESA seeks to promote the responsible application of ecological data and principles to the solution of environmental problems. ESA publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals: Ecology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, and Conservation Ecology. Information about the Society and its activities is published in the Society's bi-monthly newsletter, NewSource, and in the quarterly Bulletin.

The British Ecological Society is a learned society, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Established in 1913 by academics to promote and foster the study of ecology in its widest sense, the Society currently has around 5,000 members spread around the world. The core activities are the publication of the results of research in ecology, the development of scientific meetings and the promotion of ecological awareness through education. The Society publishes four, internationally renowned journals and organizes at least two major conferences each year plus a large number of smaller meetings. It also initiates a diverse range of activities to promote awareness of ecology at the public and policy maker level in addition to developing ecology in the education system, and it provides financial support for approved ecological projects.

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