Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
August 2, 2021 to August 6, 2021

Ecologists from around the world will be gathering online August 2–6, 2021, for the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The virtual meeting platform is now live, with on-demand talks and posters available for viewing; the live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions will begin on Monday, August 2, 2021. ESA is offering complimentary registration for journalists and institutional public information officers (see credential policy). To request a press badge, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson Winstead at

This year’s opening plenary will feature Brenda Mallory, the 12th chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for President Joe Biden. Other plenary and keynote speakers include Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, a forest ecologist, principal climate change scientist of the U.S. National Park Service and associate adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Kelly S Ramirez, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso; and Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, a biology professor and forest ecologist at the University of Utah.

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