Executive Committee

Dr. Brian Gaylord, GGE Program Chair

Dr. Steve Sadro, Vice Chair

Dr. Erica Fleishman, Awards

Dr. Walter Oechel, JDPE

Dr. Jen Funk

Dr. Eric Post

Dr. Tyler Scott

Dr. Brian Todd

Kay Garlick-Ott, Chair Diversity Committee

Katie Lauck, Student Representative

Rebecca Nelson, Student Representative

Admissions Committee

Dr. Steven Sadro, Chair

Dr. Brian Todd, Vice Chair

The remainder of the admissions committee is comprised of all faculty members accepting students during an application cycle as well as student volunteers who assist in the review process. The average committee size is approximately 75.

Awards Committee

Dr. Erica Fleishman, Chair

Dr. Michael Springborn

Dr. Matthew Gilbert

Diversity Committee

The GGE Diversity Committee is taking steps to address diversity in the field of Ecology by starting dialogues about diversity, providing diversity training, examining policies and procedures, encouraging effective outreach, and acting as a resource and source of support for all students. As leaders in the field, the GGE has the opportunity and the responsibility to address barriers to diversity within ecology.

The Diversity Committee will work to foster appreciation for the value of diversity in the GGE, to create and sustain a supportive and inclusive environment for all members, and to diversify our membership. Specific duties of the Diversity Committee will be to 1) support enrolled students by providing information resources and social events, 2) increase awareness of diversity issues and opportunities for outreach by providing student and faculty trainings and webpage management, and 3) identify methods to increase student and faculty diversity in the GGE and present these methods to the Executive Committee for consideration of adoption.

Ecology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)


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