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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting candidates for all honorary awards of the Society and for recommending candidates for other awards for which ecologists may be eligible. Subcommittees are established for specific sets of awards.

Committee Members

  • Katharine Suding, Awards Committee Chair (2018 – 2021)
    University of Colorado 
    INSTAAR
    Email

Student Awards (Buell/Braun) Subcommittee

  • Phoebe Zarnetske, Chair
    Michigan State University
    Email
  • Jennifer Bhatnagar
  • Carolyn Kurle
  • Daniel Laughlin
  • Sean Menke

Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee

  • Gillian Bowser, Chair
    Colorado State University
    Email
  • Brenda Bergman
  • Jacoby Carter
  • Robert Dyball
  • Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet
  • Nyheema Harris

Cooper Award Subcommittee

  • Carissa Brown, Chair (2019 – 2021)
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Department of Geography
    Email
  • Carissa Brown
  • Andrew Trant

Eminent Ecologist Award Subcommittee

  • Elizabeth Borer, Chair 
    College of Biological Sciences
    University of Minnesota
    Email
  • Lars Hedin
  • Kirsten Hofmockle
  • Brian McGill
  • Mercedes Pascual
  • Kabir Peay
  • Sharon Strauss

Distinguished Service Citation Subcommittee

  • Alison “Sunny” Power, Chair
    Cornell University
    Email
  • Carla D’Antonio
  • Ray Dueser
  • Rich Pouyat
  • Melinda Smith

Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee

  • Sarah Hobbie, Chair (2016-2020)
    University of Minnesota
    Email
  • Cherie Briggs
  • Carmen Cid
  • Nick Haddad
  • Jennifer Martiny
  • Oswald Schmitz
  • Nate Sanders

Forest Shreve Award, Whittaker Travel Award, Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Awards Subcommittee

  • Sasha Reed, Chair (2019-2021)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Email
  • Nameer Baker
  • Nichole Barger
  • Songlin Fei
  • Nikki Grant-Hoffman
  • Mauricio Quesada
  • Daniel Winkler

MacArthur Award Subcommittee

  • Antony Ives, Chair (2016 – 2020)
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Email
  • Anurag Agrawal 
  • Jim Elser
  • Lenore Fahrig
  • Saran Twombly

Mercer Award Subcommittee

  • Jeremy Fox, Chair
    University of Calgary
    Email
  • Marcelo Ardon-Sayao
  • Brian Enquist
  • Vanessa Ezenwa
  • Cathy Pfister
  • Carla Staver

National and International Award Nominations Subcommittee

  • (vacant)

Odum Education Award Subcommittee

  • Vikki Rodgers, Chair (2019 – 2021)
    Babson College
    Email
  • Chris Beck
  • Richard Boyce
  • Luanna Prevost
  • Sara Scanga
  • Ben Wu

Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee

  • Matt Liebman, Chair (2019 – 2021)
    Iowa State University
    Email
  • Elena Bennett
  • Laura Dee
  • Lauren Hallett
  • Bruce Maxwell
  • Lauren Ponisio
  • Matthew Potts
  • Mary Ruckelshaus