"There's the basic part of ecology that's tremendously important for the vibrancy of the field," says ecologist Josh Tewksbury, "And then there's this growing drumbeat of, 'Yeah, but how does it make a difference?'" In this film, created for the Ecological Society of America's centennial, Josh and other ecologists explore how the discipline of ecology is evolving and why it matters to our future.
The Ecological Society of America is the largest community of ecologists in the world. It is a trusted source of ecological knowledge and its members are dedicated to understanding life on Earth. Our film premiered at their 100th annual meeting in August 2015.
Story, photography and production: Benjamin Drummond / Sara Joy Steele
Yellowstone camera: Jason Houston
Music: Michael Brook CC BY-NC-ND