Ellen Damschen named Ecological Society of America Fellow
By University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ellen Damschen has spent her career studying how and why plant species survive in habitats that are increasingly influenced by human activities. Much of her research asks how different conservation and restoration strategies alter biodiversity.
Damschen, a professor of integrated biology, is one of 22 professors nationwide to be included in the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) 2020 class of Fellows. The lifetime election honors researchers who have made outstanding contributions to fields that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations and the broader society.
“It is incredibly exciting to have the long-term and large-scale research that my lab conducts acknowledged in this way,” says Damschen. “Becoming a part of this prestigious group of individuals that contribute so much to the field of ecology is humbling and I am very grateful. This award inspires confidence to continue to ask questions about the local and landscape factors that control biodiversity.”
ESA announcement of fellows: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-the-news/news-events/esa-announces-2020-fellows/