Scott Collins is an internationally recognized plant ecologist currently serving as Director of the Sevilleta Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) program. His research focuses on how climate change and disturbance impact grassland ecosystems in the Sevilleta. Collins recently completed his service as President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) (2012-2013). Here, he reflects on his tenure as ESA President and his perspective on the importance of participating in the policymaking process as well as effective methods of science communication.
For more on the importance of communicating science, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.