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Panel Members



Current Panel Members


Esteban Muldavin
University of New Mexico

Executive Committee Members:

Scott Franklin
University of Northern Colorado

Jack Triepke
USDA Forest Service (Region 3)

Tom Wentworth
North Carolina State University

Rachelle Boul

California Department of Fish & Wildlife


General Members:

Todd Keeler-Wolf
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

David Roberts
Montana State University

Mario Bretfeld
Kennesaw State University

Pat Comer

Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Denver Botanic Gardens

Julie Evens
California Native Plant Society

Don Faber-Langendoen

Kass Green
Kass Green Associates

Lisa Kluesner
US Forest Service

Chris Lea
Ecology and Environment, Inc. (Napa, CA)

Alexa McKerrow
USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis and Libraries

Kyle Ann Palmquist
Marshall University

Robert Peet
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Serguei Ponomarenko
Parks Canada

Devon Snyder
University of Nevada, Reno

Linda Spencer
Co-Chair, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee,
USDA Forest Service

Carol Spurrier
Co-Chair, FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee,
USDA Forest Service

David Tart
Vegetation Ecologist

Mark Tukman
Tukman Geospatial

James VanKley
Stephen F. Austin State University

Alan Weakley
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Emeritus Members:

Michael D. Jennings
The Nature Conservancy

Former Members

The ESA Panel on Vegetation Classification was constituted in January 1995, by the Ecological Society of America, and became a Permanent Standing Committee in 2009.

Throughout the years, many vegetation ecologists have served on the Panel.  A list of past and present members is available at the link below:

ESA Panel Member History