The ecology of cities across the U.S., spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, worldwide forests under siege, and how life thrives in Earth’s critical zone are among the topics featured at the 2015 meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held Aug. 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md.

Other subjects to be addressed include the role of long-term ecological research, Earth’s coupled natural and human systems, and primary productivity–the base of the food web–across ecosystems.

Read the National Science Foundation press release…