ESSM News & Events 2017 Science Supporting Society: Translational Science for Global Rangelands ESSM has contributed to publication of the on-line book entitled ‘Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges’. It summarizes the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It is founded upon the collective experience, knowledge and commitment of 80 authors who have worked in rangelands throughout the world. This makes it the most comprehensive and diverse compilation of knowledge regarding rangeland systems to date. The collective content presents a comprehensive framework of global rangelands that will enable management agencies, and educational, research and policy making institutions to more effectively assess complex problems and develop appropriate solutions. Read an article from AgriLife Today about the book and its editor, ESSM professor Dr. David Briske.