Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series

We welcome distinguished ecologists each fall to the Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series (DELS). The Series is co-sponsored by the Ecosystem Science Center and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

Graduate students enrolled in FW5000 receive one credit for attending the series and can take the course as many times as they like. They have the opportunity to meet the guest ecologists in pre- and post-lecture meetings to review their research and discuss its impact on the field of ecology.  For more information, please contact  Research Assistant Professor Amber Roth.

The Fall 2014 schedule of distinguished ecologists is as follows:


September 24-26

Dr. Ariel Lugo
Ecologist Director
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
US Forest Service, Puerto Rico




October 1-3

Dr. Leena Finér 
Professor of Agriculture and Forestry
University of Helsinki, Finland




November 19-21 

Dr. James Gibbs
Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
Director of Roosevelt Wild Life Station
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Please see past years' information at: 

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