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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

The chairs of all award subcommittees are members of the Awards Committee. 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 terms.

Committee Members

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

Student Awards (Buell/Braun) Subcommittee

  • Phoebe Zarnetske, Chair (2019-2021) Email 
    Michigan State University
  • Jennifer Bhatnagar (2018-2021)
  • Carolyn Kurle (2018-2021)
  • Daniel Laughlin (2018-2021)
  • Sean Menke (2018-2021)

Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee

  • Carmen Cid, Chair (2020-2021) Email 
  • Jacoby Carter (2020-2021) 
  • Rob Dyball (2019-2022)
  • Greg Hitzhusen (2020-2021)
  • Mary McKenna (2020-2023)
  • Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet (2018-2021)
  • Jeramie Strickland (2020-2023)

W.S. Cooper Award Subcommittee

  • Carissa Brown, Chair (2019-2021) Email
    Memorial University of Newfoundland Department of Geography
  • Songlin Fei (2019-2022)
  • Ines Ibanez (2019-2022)
  • Andrew Trant (2018-2021)

Eminent Ecologist Award Subcommittee

  • Elizabeth Borer, Chair (2019-2022) Email 
    College of Biological Sciences University of Minnesota
  • Just Cebrian (2020-2023)
  • Kirsten Hofmockel (2019-2022)
  • Brian McGill (2019-2022)
  • Mercedes Pascual (2019-2022)
  • Kabir Peay (2019-2022)
  • Sharon Strauss (2019-2022)

Distinguished Service Citation Subcommittee

  • Alison Power, Chair (2019-2022) Email 
    Cornell University
  • Carla Caceres (2020-2023)
  • Ray Dueser (2018-2021)
  • Rich Pouyat (2019-2022)
  • Melinda Smith (2020-2023)

Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee

  • Sarah Hobbie, Chair (2016-2017, 2020-2021) Email
    University of Minnesota
  • Nick Haddad (2018-2021)
  • Nate Sanders (2018-2021)
  • Tadashi Fukami (2020-2023)
  • Drew Harvell (2020-2021)
  • Felicia Keesing (2020-2023)

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)
  • Nameer Baker (2020-2023)
  • Nichole Barger (2019-2022)
  • Bala Chaudhary (2020-2023)
  • Nikki Grant-Hoffman (2019-2023)

Robert H. MacArthur Award Subcommittee

  • Antony Ives, Chair (2016 – 2020) Email
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Anurag Agrawal (2022)
  • Jim Elser (2024)
  • Lenore Fahrig (2024)
  • Saran Twombly (2022)

Mercer Award Subcommittee

  • Jeremy Fox, Chair (2019-2022) Email 
    University of Calgary
  • Brian Enquist (2018-2021)
  • Vanessa Ezenwa (2019-2022)
  • Malin Pinsky (2020-2023)
  • Jennifer Morse (2020-2023)
  • Carla Staver (2019-2022)

Odum Education Award Subcommittee

  • Vikki Rodgers, Chair (2019 – 2021) Email
    Babson College
  • Chris Beck (2019-2022)
  • Richard Boyce (2019-2022)
  • Sara Scanga (2018-2021)
  • Ben Wu (2018-2021)
  • Loren Byrne (2020-2023)
  • Danielle Garneau (2020-2023)

Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee

  • Matt Liebman, Chair (2018 – 2021) Email
    Iowa State University
  • Elena Bennett (2019-2022)
  • Laura Dee (2018-2021)
  • Lauren Hallett (2019-2022)
  • Bruce Maxwell (2019-2022)
  • Lauren Ponisio (2018-2021)
  • Matthew Potts (2019-2022)