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Leadership

ESA Leadership Roster (2019-2020)

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Officers, Council, Committees, Boards, Sections & Chapters Chairs and Representatives

Governing Board

President
(2019 – 2020)

Osvaldo Sala
Arizona State University
Email: ude.usanull@alas.odlavso

Vice President for Finance
(2017 – 2020)

Evan DeLucia
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Email: ude.sionillinull@aiculed

President-Elect
(2019 – 2020)

Kathleen Weathers
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Email: gro.etutitsniyracnull@ksrehtaew

Vice President for Public Affairs
(2017 – 2020)

Frank Davis
University of California
Email: ude.bscu.nerbnull@dwf

Past-President
(2019 – 2020)

Laura Huenneke
Northern Arizona University
Email: ude.uannull@ekenneuh.arual

VP for Education & Human Resources
(2018 – 2021)

Pamela Templer
Boston University
Email: ude.ubnull@relpmetp

Vice President for Science
(2019 – 2022)

Diane Pataki
University of Utah
Email: ude.hatunull@ikatap.enaid

Secretary
(2019 – 2022)

Jessica Gurevitch
Stony Brook University
Email: ude.koorbynotsnull@hctiverug.acissej

Members at Large
Manuel Morales (2018-2020)
Williams College
Email: ude.smailliwnull@selaromm
Kathleen Treseder (2018-2020)
University of California, Irvine
Email: ude.icunull@redesert
Jacquelyn Gill (2019-2021)
University of Maine
Email: ude.eniamnull@llig.nyleuqcaj

Journal Editors

Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin

Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Applications

Editor-in-Chief, Ecology

Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Monographs

  • Aimee Classen
    Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
    University of Vermont
    E-mail: atclassen (gmail.com)

Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Ecology

  • Serita Frey, Ph.D.
    University of New Hampshire
    College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
    Email: serita.frey (unh.edu)

Editor-in-Chief, Ecosphere

Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Book Review Editor

Standing Committees

Audit Committee (Reports to VP for Finance)

  • Frank Davis, Chair
    University of California, Santa Barbara
     Email
  • Kathleen Weathers
  • Laura Huenneke

Awards

  • Katharine Suding, 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 (2019 – 2022)
    Colorado State University
    Email
  • Jacoby Carter
  • Rob Dyball
  • Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet
  • Greg Hitzhusen
  • Brenda Bergman
  • Nyeema Harris

Cooper Award Subcommittee

  • Carissa Brown, Chair 
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Department of Geography
    Email
  • Etienne Laliberte 
  • 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 Power, Chair
    Cornell University
    Email
  • Carla d’Antonio
  • Louis Pitelka
  • Sunny Power 
  • Les Real
  • Ray Dueser

Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee

  • Sarah Hobbie, Chair (2016-2017, 2020-2021)
    University of Minnesota
    Email
  • Cherie Briggs
  • Carmen Cid
  • Nick Haddad
  • Jennifer Martiny
  • Nate Sanders

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

  • Sasha Reed, Chair (2019-2021)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Email 
  • Brandon Bestelmeyer
  • Amy Dunham
  • Nicholas Waser
  • Songlin Fei
  • Jonathan Gidden
  • 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
  • Jen Lau
  • Cathy Pfister
  • Brian Enquist

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

Grants and Fellowships (to be appointed by VP of Education)

  • Jessica Gurevitch, Chair
    Stony Brook University
    Email

Committee on Diversity and Education (Chaired by VP of Education & HR)

  • Pamela Templer, Chair (2018 – 2021)
    Boston University
    Email
  • Betsy Bancroft
  • Tiffany Carey (Inclusive Ecology Section)
  • David Hawthorne 
  • Bethann Garramon Merkle (Communication & Engagement Section) 
  • Tim Nuttle (Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section)
  • George Middendorf
  • Kathleen Shea (Education Section)
  • Senay Yitbarek

Meetings Committee (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Ryan McEwan, Committee Co-Chair, 2019 Program Chair
    University of Dayton
    Email
  • Kiona Ogle, 2020 Program Chair
  • Diane Pataki, 2020 Local Host Chair
  • Sarah Emery, 2021 Program Chair and 2019 Local Host
  • Ari Martinez, 2021 Local Host
  • Steve Kutos, Student Representative
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Steve Sheffield

Historical Records (Reports to Secretary)

  • Charles Nilon, Chair (2019 – 2022)
    University of Missouri
    Email
  • Sharon Kingsland (2017-2020)
  • Alan Covich, Archives Subcommittee Chair  (2018-2021)
  • Robert Peet, Resolution of Respect Subcommittee (2018-2021)
  • Hal Balbach (2017- 2020)
  • Eva Stricker (2016-2019)
  • Michael Huston (2018-2021)
  • Juliana Mulroy (2017 – 2020)
  • Doug Sprugel (2018 – 2021)
  • Anita Guerrini (2017 – 2020)
  • Noah Luecke, Student Member  (2018 – 2021)

Nominations

  • Laura Huenneke, Chair (2019- 2020)
  • Manuel Morales
  • Kathleen Treseder
  • Jacquelyn Gill

Professional Ethics and Appeals (Reports to VP of Education & HR)

  • M. Dale Strickland, Chair (2019- 2022)
  • George Middendorf
  • Naupaka Zimmerman
  • Emily Therese Cloyd

Public Affairs (Chaired by VP of Public Affairs)

  • Frank Davis, VP for Public Affairs (2017 – 2020)
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Email
  • Bruce A. Byers (2017 – 2020)
  • Astrid Caldas (2017 – 2020)
  • Ann Bartuska (2019 – 2022)
  • Tim Male (2017 – 2020)
  • Laura Petes (2018 – 2021)
  • Kabryn Mattison, Student  Representative (2019 – 2020)

Ex-officio

  • Osvaldo Sala (2019 – 2020)

Publications (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Robert Jackson, Chair (2017 – 2020)
    Email
  • Sara Baer (2019 – 2020)
  • Jennifer Bhatnagar (2019-2021)
  • Anjali Boyd (2019-2020)
  • Nathan Emery (2019-2020)
  • Selina Heppel (2016 – 2018)
  • Sasha Reed (2019 – 2021)
  • Debjani Sihi (2019-2020)

Science Committee (Chaired by VP of Science)

  • Diane Pataki (2019 – 2022) 
    University of Utah
    Email
  • Becky Ball (2019 – 2022)
  • Valerie Eviner (2019- 2022)
  • Kelly Garbach (2019- 2022)
  • Alan Knapp (2019 – 2022)
  • Diogo Borges Provete (2019- 2022)
  • Chris Schadt (2019 – 2022)
  • Matthew Schuler (2019 – 2022)
  • Daniel Scholes (2017 – 2020)

Vegetation Panel (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Esteban Muldavin, Chair
    University of New Mexico
    Email
  • Todd Keeler-Wolf
  • Robert Peet
  • David Roberts
  • Pat Comer
  • Julie Evens
  • Exequiel Ezcurra
  • Don Faber-Langendoen
  • Michael D. Jennings
  • Chris Lea
  • Alexa McKerrow
  • Serguei Ponomarenko
  • Ayzik Solomeshch
  • David Tart
  • Jack Triepke
  • James VanKley
  • Alan Weakley
  • Tom Wentworth
  • Kass Green
  • Mark Tukman
  • Carol Spurrier, Co-Chair, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee
  • Linda Spencer, Co-Chair, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee

Board of Professional Certification

Board of Professional Certification

(Represented by VP of Education & HR to Governing Board)

ESA Sections

 

Agroecology

Website

  • Sarah Davis, Chair (2018-2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Amber Kerr, Vice Chair
    Email 
  • Julie Davis, Secretary 
    Email

Applied Ecology

  • Ajay Sharma, Chair
    Email
  • Zakiya Leggett, Vice-Chair
    Email
  • Sarah Whipple. Secretary
    Email

Aquatic Ecology

Website

  • John Kominoski, Chair (2019 – 2021 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • David Manning, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Gaston “Chip” Small, Secretary
    Email

Asian Ecology

  • Lin Jiang, Chair (2019 – 2021)
    Email
  • Shaopeng Wang, Secretary 
    Email

Biogeosciences

Website

  • Benjamin Sullivan, Chair (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2019)
    Email 
  • Steven Allison, Chair-Elect (Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2021)
    Email
  • Devin McMahon, Secretary (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2019)
    Email
  • Debjani Sihi, Secretary-Elect (Jan. 2020 – Dec. 2021)
    Email
  • Megan Nasto, Webmaster (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2019)
    Email

Black Ecology

  • Senay Yitbarek, Chair 
    Email 
  • Nyeema C. Harris, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Jasmine Crumsey, Secretary 
    Email

Communication and Engagement

Website

  • Kirsten Schwarz, Chair (2019 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email 
  • Robert Newman, Chairperson-Elect
    Email
  • Skylar Bayer, Secretary (2019 – 2020)
    Email
  • Bethann Garramon Merkle, Past Chair / Webmaster
    Email 

Disease Ecology

Website

  • Clay Cressler, Chair (2019 – 2020)
    Email 
  • Sarah Budischak, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Secretary/Treasurer will be decided at Section election
  • Briana Betke, Student Liaison
    Email 
  • Ana Bento, Webmaster
    Email

Early Career Ecologist

Website

  • Angee Doerr, Chair (2019 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Cari Ficken, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Molly Reichenhorn, Secretary/Treasurer
    Email
  • Nate Emery, Past Chair
    Email
  • Caitlin Rottler, Member-at-Large
  • Justin Suraci, Member-at-Large

Ecological Restoration

  • Jonathan Bauer, Chair (2017 – 2019) 
    Email
  • Kristin Hulvey, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Elise Gornish, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Mark Brunson, Outreach Coordinator
    Email

Education

Website

  • Jennifer Doherty, Chair (2019-2020)
    Email
  • Tracy Gartner, Chair-Elect (2019-2020)
    Email
  • Erica Tietjen, Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2021)
    Email
  • Kathleen Shea, Past Chair (2019-2020)
    Email

Environmental Justice

Website

  • Leanne Jablonski, Chair
    Email

Human Ecology

  • V. Beth Olsen, Chair 
    Email
  • Phyllis Pouyat-Thibodeau, Secretary
    Email

Inclusive Ecology

Website

  • Aramati Casper, Co-Chair (Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2019)
    Email
  • Sam Davis, Co-Chair
    Email
  • Wilnelia Recart, Past Chair 
    Ad Hoc Executive Committee:
  • Tiffany Carey
  • Wilnelia Recart
  • Kennedy “Ned” Rubert-Nason
  • Eanas Alia
  • Caitlin McKenzie
  • Allyson Salisbury
  • Lloydene Hill
  • Corrie Pieterson
  • Sam Davis

Invasion Ecology

Website

  • Sarah Kuebbing, Chair (1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019)
    Email
  • Lauren Smith-Ramesh, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Pedro Antunes, Secretary
    Email 
  • Charlyn Partridge, Social Media Manager
    Email
  • Luke Flory, Past-Chair
    Email

Long Term Studies

  • Morgan Ernest, Chair 
    Email
  • Kendi Davies, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Christie Bahlai, Secretary
    Email

Microbial Ecology

Website

  • Jenny Bhatnagar, Chair
    Email
  • Mario Muscarella, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Naupaka Zimmerman, Secretary
    Email
    Student Representative will be decided during election at Annual Meeting
  • Adriana Romero-Olivares, Diversity Advisor
  • Ariane Peralta, Fundraising/Newsletter/Website Coordinator
    Email
  • Arielle Johnson, Industry Representative

Natural History

Website

  • Thomas Fleischner, Chair (2018-2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Louise Weber, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Andrea Adams, Secretary
    Email

Open Science

  • Leadership positions are open

Paleoecology

Website

  • Jack Williams, Chair (2018 – 2019)
    Email
  • Jenny McGuire, Vice-Chair
    Email
  • Gavin Simpson, Secretary
    Email
  • David Fastovich, Student Liaison
    Email
  • Phil Higuera, Deevey Award Committee Chair
    Email

Physiological Ecology

Website

  • David Moore, Co-Chair (2017 – 2019)
    Email
  • Jason West, Co-Chair (2017 – 2019)
    Email
  • Michael Loik, Chair-Elect (2020 – 2021)
    Email
  • Jia Hu, Secretary 
    Email

Plant Population Ecology

  • Nicole Rafferty, Chair (2019 – 2021 Annual Meeting) 
    Email
  • Matt Koski, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Nicholas Barber, Secretary (2018-2020)
    Email

Policy

Website

  • Caroline Ridley, Chair (2019 – 2020 Fall Section Meeting)
    Email
  • Charlotte Levy, Chair-elect
    Email
  • Linh Anh Cat, Secretary
    Email
  • Anjali Kumar, Past Chair
    Email

Rangeland Ecology

Website

  • Sheri Spiegal, Chair (2010 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Dan Rubinstein Co-Chair
    Email
  • Lizzie King, Secretary 
    Email
  • Joseph Gazing-Wolf, Student Liaison
  • A. Joshua Leffler, Past Chair 
    Email

Researchers at Undergraduate Institution

  • Daniel Scholes, Chair 
    Email

Soil Ecology

Website

  • Daniel Stover, Chair (2019 – 2021 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Lydia Zeglin, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Stephanie Kivlin, Secretary
    Email
  • Andre Franco, Early Career Representative
    Email

Statistical Ecology

Website

  • Masami Fujiwara, Chair (2019 – 2021 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Dennis Valle, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Mitch Weegman, Secretary
    Email

Student

Website

  • Anjali Boyd, Chair (2019 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Vice-Chair position is currently open
  • Greg Chorak, Treasurer
    Email
  • Emily Ernst, Secretary
    Email 
  • Luke Lamb-Wotton, Webmaster
    Email

Theoretical Ecology

Website

  • Sebastian Schreiber, Chair
    Email
  • Kim Cuddington, Vice Chair 
    Email
  • Allison Shaw, Secretary
    Email
  • Po-Ju Ke, Student Liaison
    Email

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

  • Leslie “Leke” Hutchins, Interim Chair
    Email

Urban Ecosystem Ecology

Website

  • Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, Co-Chair (2018 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Olyssa Starry, Vice Chair
    Email
  • David Lowenstein, Secretary / Webmaster
    Email

Vegetation

Website

  • Kyle Palmquist, Chair (2019 – 2021 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Martin Dovcik, Vice-Chair
    Email
  • Loretta Battaglia, Secretary  
    Email
    Andrew Andrade, Student Representative
    Email
  • George Malanson, Past Chair
    Email

ESA Chapters

Canada Chapter

Website

  • Suzie Lavallee, Interim Chair
    Email

Latin American Chapter

Website

  • Ayana St. Rose, Co-chair 
    Email 
  • Marcel Carita Vaz, Co-chair 
    Email
  • Felipe Mello, Secretary and Media and Communications Officer
    Email
  • Ximena Lopez, Media and Communications Officer
    Email

Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Website

  • Vince D’Amico, Chair
    Email
  • Xueying (Shirley) Han, Secretary
    Email

Southeast Chapter

Website

  • Beverly Collins, Chair
    Email
  • Charlie Kwit, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Malia Fincher, Secretary 
    Email
  • Christopher J. Payne, Webmaster
    Email

Southwestern Chapter

Website

  • Daniel Winkler, Chair (2019 – 2020 Annual Meeting)
    Email
  • Tara Bishop, Vice Chair
    Email
  • Preston Cumming, Secretary
    Email
  • Alessandro Filazzola, Social Media Manager & Webmaster
    Email
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