Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series

Teaching outdoors

For over 20 years the ESC has hosted prominent ecologists every fall as part of our Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series (DELS). The series invites scientists from across the spectrum of socio-ecological research to help inspire cross-disciplinary studies on a variety of systems. The visits typically involve a two-day stay with a seminar open to all interested students, faculty and staff across campus and meetings with students, interested faculty, and research staff, along with social events.

DELS Presenter History

2021 

Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota
Dr. Sybil Seitzinger, University of Victoria (British Columbia, CA)
Dr. Dave Kelly, Canterbury University (Christchurch, NZ)

2020

Dr. Julie Lockwood, Rutgers
Dr. Crid Fraser, University of Otago, New Zealand
Dr. Serita Frey , University of New Hampshire

2019

Dr. Ann Bartuska, USDA Forest Service, 
Dr. Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph
Dr. Dianne McKnight, University of Colorado - Boulder

2018

Dr. Kurt Fausch, Colorado State
Dr. Kathleen Weathers, Cary Institute
Dr. Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University

2017

Dr. Joel Berger, Colorado State
Dr. Michelle Mack, N. Arizona University
Dr. Scott Saleska, U of Arizona

2016  

Dr. Scott Saleska, University of Arizona
Dr. Michelle Mack, N. Arizona University
Dr. Joshua Shimel, University of California - Santa Barbara

2015

Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Clemson Umiversity
Dr. Jerry F. Franklin, U of Washington
Dr. Michelle Mack, Northern Arizona University

2014

Dr. Ariel Lugo, International Institute of Tropical Forestry USDA Forest Service
Dr. Leena Finér, University of Helsinki
Dr. James Gibbs, State University of New York 

2013

Dr. Katherine Gross, Michigan State University
Dr. Gary Mittelbach, Michigan State University
Dr. Amanda Rodewald, Cornell University
Dr. Jonathan Cole, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2012

Dr. Steven Running, University of Montana
Dr. Mary Eleanor Power, University of California Berkeley
Dr. Dan Binkley, Colorado State University
Dr. Richard Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2011

Dr. Peter Hogberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Harri Vassander, University of Helsinki
Dr. Stan Temple, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Oswald J. Schmitz, Yale University
Dr. Virginia Dale, University of Tennessee

2010

Dr. Cindy Prescott, University of British Columbia
Dr. Per Angelstam, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

2009

Dr. Susan Stout, USDA Forest Service
Dr. David Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Knute Nadelhoffer, University of Michigan

2008

Dr. Randy Schaetzl, Michigan State University
Dr. Alison Brody, University of Vermont
Dr Aaron Ellison, Harvard University

2007

Dr. Jennifer Harden, US Geological Survey
Dr. Elizabeth Losos, Duke University
Dr. Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University

2006

Dr. Svata Louda, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dr. Richard Mack, Washington State University
Dr. Julio Betancourt, US Geological Survey

2005

Dr. Carolyn Bledsoe, University of California - Davis
Dr. Rick Lindroth, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Sarah Hobbie, University of Minnesota

2004

Dr. Mike Ryan, USDA Forest Service
Dr. James Tiedja, Michigan State University
Dr. Joy Zedler, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Sam McNaughton, Syracuse University

2003

Dr. Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota
Dr. Bob Naiman, University of Washington
Dr. Rob Jackson, Duke University

2002

Dr. Gary King, University of Maine
Dr. David Read, University of Sheffield
Dr. Dan Binkley, Colorado State University