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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee and its subcommittees work to advance the Society’s mission and goals by recognizing achievements in and contributions to the field of ecology. The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting candidates for honorary awards of the Society and for recommending candidates for other awards for which ecologists may be eligible.

Composition

  • Chair: This committee may not be chaired by a Governing Board The Awards Committee chair may not be a member of any Awards Subcommittee.
  • Members: The chairs of all award subcommittees:
    1. Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee
    2. Cooper Award Subcommittee
    3. Distinguished Service Citation Subcommittee
    4. Eminent Ecologist Award
    5. Honorary Member Award Subcommittee
    6. MacArthur Award Subcommittee
    7. Mercer Award Subcommittee
    8. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education Subcommittee
    9. Shreve & Whittaker Awards Subcommittee
    10. Braun & Buell Awards Subcommittee
    11. Sustainability Awards Subcommittee (Sustainability Science Award & Innovation in Sustainability Science Award)
    12. Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairs are appointed to overlapping three-year terms, except for the MacArthur Award Chair, who shall serve for six years. In addition to the Chair, each Subcommittee shall generally consist of six members with overlapping, two-year

Committee Members

  • Charles Nilon, Chair (2020 – 2023) Email
    University of Missouri

Nomination Subcommittee

  • Aramati Casper (2020-2023)
  • Naupaka Zimmerman (2020-2023)
  • Arvind Bhuta (2022 – 2025)
  • Charles Nilon, Ex Officio

Student Awards (Buell/Braun) Subcommittee

  • Sean Menke, Chair (2021-2024) Email
  • Nick Barber (2022-2025)
  • Emily Farrer (2021-2024)
  • Carolyn Kurle (2022-2025)
  • Daniel Laughlin (2022-2025)
  • Phoebe Zarnetske (2021-2024)

Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee

  • Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet, Chair (2021-2024) Email 
  • Katherine Barrett (2021-2024)
  • Mary McKenna (2020-2023)
  • Shishir Paudel (2021-2024)
  • Jesus D. Quiñones-Llópiz (2022-2025)
  • Julissa Rojas-Sandoval (2022-2025)

W.S. Cooper Award Subcommittee

 

Eminent Ecologist Award Subcommittee

  • Kristen Hofmockel, Chair (2022 – 2025) Email
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
  • Leticia Aviles (2022-2025)
  • Just Cebrian (2020 – 2023)
  • Elena Litchman (2022-2025)
  • Erika Marin-Spiotta (2022-2025)
  • Volker Rudolf (2021 – 2024)
  • Katriona Shea (2021 – 2024)

Distinguished Service Citation Subcommittee

  • Carol Brewer, Chair (2022 – 2025)
  • Steve Beissinger (2021 – 2024)
  • Carla Caceres (2020 – 2023)
  • Rich Pouyat (2022 – 2025)
  • Melinda Smith (2020 – 2023)

Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee

  • Nate Sanders, Chair (2021 – 2024) Email   
    University of Michigan
  • Ellen Damschen (2021 – 2024)
  • Serita Frey (2021 – 2024)
  • Tadashi Fukami (2020 – 2023)
  • Felicia Keesing (2020 – 2023)
  • Stacy Philpott (2021 – 2024)
  • Diego Vasquez (2021 – 2024)
  • Amy Zanne (2021 – 2024)

Forrest Shreve Award, International Ecology Award and Robert H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award Subcommittee

  • Daniel Winkler, Chair (2020 – 2023) Email
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • Anita Antoninka (2020 – 2023)
  • Bala Chaudhary (2020 – 2023)
  • Michelle Mack (2021 – 2024)
  • Adriana Romero-Olivares (2021 – 2024)

Mercer Award Subcommittee

  • Malin Pinsky, Chair (2022 – 2025) Email 
    Rutgers University 
  • Priyanga Amarasekare (2021 – 2024)
  • Naomi Schwartz (2022 – 2025)
  • Jennifer Morse (2020 – 2023)
  • Carla Staver (2022 – 2025)

Odum Education Award Subcommittee

  • Loren Byrne, Chair (2021-2024) Email 
    Roger Williams University
  • Chris Beck (2022-2025)
  • Richard Boyce (2022-2025)
  • Danielle Garneau (2020-2023)
  • Sara Scanga (2021-2024)
  • Aswini Pai (2021-2024)
  • Emily Rauschert (2021-2024)

Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee

  • Lauren Ponisio, Chair (2021-2024) Email
    University of Oregon
  • Elena Bennett (2022-2023)
  • Margaret Palmer (2021-2024)
  • Matthew Potts (2022-2025)