ESA Leadership Roster

ESA Leadership Roster (2017-2018)

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

Governing Board

President (2017 – 2018)
Rich Pouyat

6013 Skipjack Lane
P.O. Box 217
Tilghman, MD 21671
Phone: (410) 913-5746
Email: rvpouyat@gmail.com
President-Elect (2017 – 2018)
Laura F. Huenneke

Northern Arizona U SESES
PO Box 5694
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5694
Phone: (928) 523-2599
Email: Laura.Huenneke@nau.edu
Past-President (2017 – 2018)
David Lodge

Cornell University
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
200 Rice Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-0963
Email: dml356@cornell.edu
Vice President for Science (2016 – 2019)
Jayne Belnap

USGS
2290 S Resource Blvd
Moab, UT 84532-3298
Phone: (435) 719-2333
Email: jayne_belnap@usgs.gov
Vice President for Finance (2017 – 2020)
Evan DeLucia

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
1404 IGB
1206 W Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (404) 727-4099
Email: delucia@illinois.edu
Vice President for Public Affairs (2017 – 2020)
Frank Davis

University of California
Bren School of Env. Science & Mgt
17 Marie Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (805) 252-1187
Email: fwd@bren.ucsb.edu
VP for Education & Human Resources (2015 – 2018)
Nalini Nadkarni

University of Utah
Department of Biology
402 Aline Skaggs Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (360) 870-6632
Email: Nalini.nadkarni@utah.edu
Secretary (2016 – 2019)
Jessica Gurevitch

Stony Brook University
Dept of Ecology & Evolution
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245
Phone: (631) 632-8567
Email: jessica.gurevitch@stonybrook.edu

Members-at-Large
Emily Cloyd (2016-2018)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
771 Delaware Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (703) 989-5589
Email: cloyde@umich.edu
Sharon Hall (2016-2018)
Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences
Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4601
Phone: (480) 678-2879
Email: sharonjhall@asu.edu
Gillian Bowser (2017-2019)
Colorado State University
Warner College of Natural Resources
Dept 1499
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (202) 425-0639
Email: gbowser@colostate.edu

Journal Editors

Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin

  • Edward Johnson
    University of Calgary
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
    CANADA
    Phone: (403) 220-3570
    Fax: (403) 289-9311
    Email: Johnsone (ucalgary.ca)
    -or- bulletin@esa.org

Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Applications

  • Dr. David Schimel
    California Institute of Technology
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    4800 Oak Grove
    Pasadena, CA 91125-0002
    Phone: 720-746-4844
    E-mail: David Schimel (jpl.nasa.gov)

Editor-in-Chief, Ecology

Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Monographs

  • Aimee Classen
    Natural History Museum of Denmark
    University of Copenhagen
    Universitetsparken 15
    København Ø
    2100
    Denmark
    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
    James Hall, Room 172
    Durham, NH 03824
    Phone: (603) 862-3880
    Email: serita.frey (unh.edu)

Editor-in-Chief, Ecosphere

  • Debra Peters
    USDA/ARS
    Jornada Exp Range Box 30003
    Dept 3JER, NMSU
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-00030
    Email: peters.debra (gmail.com)

Book Review Editor

Electronic Bulletin Board Coordinator

  • David W. Inouye
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Biology
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD  20742
    Principal Investigator
    Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
    Phone: (970) 260-6159 (cell)

Standing Committees

Audit Committee (Reports to VP for Finance)

  • Frank Davis, Chair
    University of California
    Bren School of Env. Science & Mgt
    Email: fwd@bren.ucsb.edu
  • Jayne Belnap
  • Monica Turner

Awards

  • Jonathan Levine, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    Dept of Integrative Biology
    ETH Zurich
    Universitaetstrasse 16
    Zurich CH 8092
    Switzerland
    Email: jonathan.levine@usys.ethz.ch

Student Awards (Buell/Braun) Subcommittee

  • Andy McCall, Chair
    Denison University
    Department of Biology
    Box M Granville, OH 43023
    Email: mccalla@denison.edu
  • Jennifer Lau

Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee

  • Carmen R. Cid, Chair
    Dr. Carmen Rosa Cid
    Eastern Connecticut State University
    School of Arts and Sciences
    83 Windham St
    Willimantic, CT 06226
    Email: cid@easternct.edu
  • Jacoby Carter
  • Kellen Marshall
  • Romi Burks
  • Greg Hitzhusen
  • Brenda Bergman
  • Nyeema Harris

Cooper Award Subcommittee

  • Dan Gavin, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    1251 University of Oregon
    Department of Geography
    Eugene, OR 97403-1251
    Email: dgavin@uoregon.edu
  • Carissa Brown
  • Solomon Dobrowski
  • Amy Hessl
  • William Hoffman
  • Etienne Laliberte 
  • Mark Vellend

Eminent Ecologist Award Subcommittee

  • Mark A. McPeek, Chair
    Dr. Mark Alan McPeek
    Dartmouth College
    Dept of Biological Sciences
    78 College St.
    Hanover, NH 03755
    Email: mark.mcpeek@dartmouth.edu
  • Judie Bronstein
  • Andrew Gonzalez
  • Susan Harrison
  • Lars Hedin
  • Alan Knapp
  • Gary Mittelbach

Distinguished Service Citation Subcommittee

  • Jill Baron, Chair
    Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499
    Email: jill.baron@colostate.edu
  • Carla d’Antonio
  • Louis Pitelka
  • Sunny Power 
  • Les Real

Fellows and Early Career Fellows Selection Subcommittee

  • Deborah Goldberg, Chair
    University of Michigan
    Dept of Eco & Evo Bio
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
    Email: degold@umich.edu
  • Sarah Hobbie
  • Kenneth Klemow
  • Craig Osenberg
  • Oswald Schmitz

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

  • Katharine Suding, Chair
    University of Colorado
    INSTARR
    1560 30th Street
    Boulder, CO 80303
    E-mail: suding@colorado.edu
  • Brandon Bestelmeyer
  • Amy Dunham
  • Songlin Fei
  • Jonathan Giddens
  • Mauricio Quesada
  • Sasha Reed
  • Nick Waser

Honorary Member Award Subcommittee

  • Osvaldo Sala, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    Arizona State University
    PO Box 874501
    Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
    Email: Osvaldo.Sala@ASU.edu
  • Rodolfo Dirzo
  • Serita Frey
  • Whendee Silver

MacArthur Award Subcommittee

  • Antony Ives, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Madison, WI 53706
    Email: arives@wisc.edu
  • Anurag Agrawal 
  • May Berenbaum
  • David D. Breshears
  • Gary G. Mittelbach
  • Saran Twombly

Mercer Award Subcommittee

  • Meghan Duffy, Chair
    Univ. of Michigan
    Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    830 North University
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Email: duffmeg@umich.edu
  • Marcelo Ardon-Sayao
  • Dan Doak
  • Jen Lau
  • Cathy Pfister
  • Pam Templer

National and International Award Nominations Subcommittee

  • (vacant)

Odum Education Award Subcommittee

  • Laurel Anderson, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    Delaware, OH 43015
    Email: ljanders@owu.edu
  • Gillian Bowser
  • Catherine Kleier
  • Manuel Molles
  • Luanna Prevost
  • Melanie Vile
  • Kathy Williams

Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee

  • Kay Gross, Chair (2014 – 2017)
    Michigan State University
    Kellogg Biological Station
    3700 East Gull Lake Dr.
    Hickory Corners, MI 49060
    Email: kgross@kbs.msu.edu
  • David Hart
  • Stephanie Hampton
  • Matt Liebman
  • Katharine Suding

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

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

  • Nalini Nadkarni, Chair (2015 – 2018)
    University of Utah
    Department of Biology
    404 Aline Skaggs Building
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Email: Nalini.nadkarni@utah.edu 
  • Betsy Bancroft (Gonzaga University)
  • Brenda Bergman (Michigan Technological University)
  • Candace Galen (University of Missouri)
  • George Middendorf (Howard University, EJ Section)
  • Johanna Varner (Colorado Mesa University)
  • Josh Scholl (University of Arizona, Student Section)
  • Kim Bjorgo-Thorne (West Virginia Wesleyan College, Education Section)
  • Aurora MacRae-Crerar (University of Pennsylvania)

Meetings Committee (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Kiyoko Miyanishi, Co-Chair and Future Meeting Chair 
    University of Calgary
    Dept. of Biological Sciences
    Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 CANADA
    Email: kmiyanis@ucalgary.ca
  • Timothy Schowalter, Co-Chair 
    Louisiana State University
    404 Life Science Bldg
    Department of Entomology
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001
    Email: tschowalter@agcenter.lsu.edu 
  • Brian Benscoter (2014 – 2017)
  • Chris Swan (2015 – 2018)
  • Caz Taylor (2016 – 2019)
  • Ryan McEwan (2017 – 2020)
  • Sarah Emery (2017 – 2020)
  • Joshua Scholl (2016 – 2017)
  • Jayne Belnap, VP of Science (ex-officio)

Historical Records (Reports to Secretary)

  • Sharon Kingsland, Chair
    3400 N. Charles St. Gilman 301
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    Email: sharon@jhu.edu
  • Vice Chair – NONE
  • Secretary – NONE
  • Hal Balbach (2014 – 2017)
  • Eva Dettweiler-Robinson (2013 – 2016)
  • Robert Jones (2013 – 2016)
  • Juliana Mulroy (2014 – 2017)
  • Robert Peet (2012 – 2015)
  • Dan Song (2012 – 2015)
  • Doug Sprugel (2012 – 2015)
  • Terry Wheeler (2013 – 2016)
  • Sally White (2014 – 2017)

Nominations

  • David Lodge, Chair
    Cornell University
    Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
    200 Rice Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    Email: dml356@cornell.edu
  • Emily Cloyd
  • Gillian Bowser
  • Sharon Hall

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

  • Patricia A Flebbe
    USFS Southern Research Station
    1650 Ramble Road
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    Email: paflebbe@gmail.com
  • Deborah Potter
  • George Middendorf
  • Naupaka Zimmerman

Public Affairs (Chaired by VP of Public Affairs)

  • Frank Davis, VP for Public Affairs (2017 – 2020)
    Bren School of Env. Science & Mgt
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
    Email: fwd@bren.ucsb.edu
  • Bruce A. Byers (2017 – 2020)
  • Astrid Caldas (2017 – 2020)
  • Melissa Kenney (2016 – 2019)
  • Tim Male (2017 – 2020)
  • Laura Petes (2015 – 2018)
  • Anna Groves, Student Co-rep (2017 – 2018)

Ex-officio

  • Rich Pouyat (2017 – 2018)

ESA Public Affairs Office
FAX: (202) 833-8775

  • Alison Mize, Director of Public Affairs
    Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 833-8773 ext. 205
    Email: alison@esa.org
  • Nicole Zimmerman, Public Affairs Officer
    Washington D.C.
    Phone: (202) 833-8773 ext. 224
    Email: nicole@esa.org
  • Liza Lester, Public Information Manager
    Phone: (202) 833-8773 ext. 211
    Email: llester@esa.org

Publications (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Robert Jackson, Chair (2017 – 2020)
    Email: rob.jackson@stanford.edu
  • Sara Baer (2016 – 2018)
  • Brandon Bestelmeyer (2016 – 2018)
  • Andy Blaustein (2016 – 2018)
  • Hall Cushman (2016 – 2018)
  • Christine Hawkes (2012 – 2017)
  • Selina Heppel (2016 – 2018)
  • William Michener (2012 – 2017)
  • Sasha Reed (2016 – 2018)
  • Jennifer Talbot (2016 – 2018)
  • Mark Urban (2016 – 2018)

Science Committee (Chaired by VP of Science)

  • Jayne Belnap (2016 – 2019) 
    U.S. Geological Survey
    2290 S. Resource Blvd.
    Moab, UT 84532
    Phone: 435-719-2333
    Email: jayne_belnap@usgs.gov
  • Elena Bennett (2015 – 2018)
  • Brandon Bestelmeyer (2016 – 2019)
  • James Boyd (2016 – 2019)
  • Jana Compton (2016 – 2019)
  • Mike Duniway (2016 – 2019)
  • Valerie Eviner (2016 – 2019)
  • Stephanie Hampton (2015 – 2018)
  • Jessica Hellmann (2014 – 2017)
  • Lori Hidinger (2016 – 2019)
  • Daniel Scholes (2014 – 2017)

Vegetation Panel (Reports to VP of Science)

  • Scott Franklin, Chair
    University of Northern Colorado
    Dept of Biological Sciences
    501 20th Street
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Email: Scott.Franklin@unco.edu

Executive Committee Members:

  • Janet Franklin
  • Todd Keeler-Wolf
  • Esteban Muldavin
  • Robert Peet
  • David Roberts
  • Marianne Burke, Chair, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee
  • 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

Board of Professional Certification

Board of Professional Certification

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

ESA Sections

Agroecology

Applied Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

Asian Ecology

Biogeosciences

Black Ecology

Communication and Engagement

Disease Ecology

Early Career Ecologist

Ecological Restoration

Education

Environmental Justice

Human Ecology

Inclusive Ecology

Invasion Ecology

Long Term Studies

Microbial Ecology

Natural History

Open Science

Paleoecology

Physiological Ecology

Plant Population Ecology

Policy

Rangeland Ecology

Researchers at Undergraduate Institution

Soil Ecology

Statistical Ecology

Student

Theoretical Ecology

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Urban Ecosystem Ecology

Vegetation

ESA Chapters

Canada

  • Vacant 
  • Beatrix Beisner, Secretary
  • Karen Yee, Past Chair

Latin American

Mid-Atlantic

Southeastern

Southwestern

ESA Offices

Headquarters

Ecological Society of America

1990 M Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-8773
Fax: (202) 833-8775
Email: esahq@esa.org