Justin Schmidt, a student member of the Institute of Ecology in the 1970s who received his doctorate in entomology in 1977, has received one of academia’s most improbable honors.
On July 20, 2015, Huda Alkaff, MS CESD '97, was one of twelve people of faith recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” for their efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change.
Evelyn Gaiser, PhD '97, has been appointed executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida International University.
Research by Tyler Kartzinel, PhD ’12, and his colleague Tyler Coverdale is the subject of “Gorongosa Field Notes: Going Back in Time Four Decades,” part of a video series produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
A post by Doug Parsons, MS CESD ’00, was featured on the National Geographic Voices blog on Jan. 23, 2015.
Megan Machmuller, PhD ’14, is featured on the Nov. 24, 2014 episode the PBS program NewsHour. The segment covers climate change research in Alaska conducted by Machmuller and colleagues from Colorado State University, where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow.
Christopher Francis D'Elia, PhD '74, was one of 10 graduates honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award.
Julie Rushmore, who received her Ph.D. from the Odum School in 2013 and is pursuing a D.V.M. degree in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.
Tim Carter, PhD '06, director of the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University, has received a four-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create sites along six Indianapolis waterways where arts and science will be used to educate the public about Indianapolis’s water system.
Daniel Streicker, who received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 2011, has been named the first grand prize winner of the new Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
Ecology alumnus Peter C. Griffith, PhD ’88, was one of 16 honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.
Ecology alumna Kacie Moreno-Schoen Darden, BS/MS CESD '05, took part in the 2013 Race Across America, a grueling endurance bicycle competition that begins in Oceanside, CA and ends 3,000 miles later in Annapolis, MD. She and her teammate set the world record for female two-person teams in the event.