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Science Office Staff

We advance science by connecting ecologists with managers, government agencies, and others who need their expertise. We help position ecologists as credible sources of information about the complexity of ecological systems through our collaborations with federal and state agencies, individual government scientists, and NGOs.


Jill Petraglia Parsons
Associate Director of Science Programs
gro.asenull@llij
202.833.8773, ext. 209

Emily Mastrianni
Science Programs Specialist
gro.asenull@ylime
202.833.8773, ext. 221

Science Committee

Jayne Belnap, U.S. Geological Survey, Vice President for Science (2016-2019) 

Diane Pataki, University of Utah, incoming Vice President for Science (2019-2022) 

Elena Bennett, McGill University (2015-2018)

Brandon Bestelmeyer, New Mexico State University (2016-2019)

James Boyd, Resources for the Future (2016-2019)

Mike Duniway, U.S. Geological Survey (2016-2019)

Valerie Eviner, University of California, Davis (2016-2019)

Jessica Hellman, University of Minnesota (2014-2017)

Lori Hidinger, Arizona State University (2016-2019)

Dan Scholes, University of Indianapolis (2014-2017)