Past Honor Alumni Distinguished Ecologists

The Distinguished Ecologist Series brings internationally-known scientists to CSU for two days to present their cutting-edge research and to interact with students and faculty in a number of formal and information settings. In 2007, the series was expanded to include one Resident Distinguished Ecologist and one Honor Alumna/Alumnus. These ecologists are nominated by GDPE faculty and students, and chosen by the GDPE Executive Committee.

Jesse Nippert

2015 - 2016

Jesse Nippert

Advisor: Alan Knapp

2006 PhD




John Sanderson

2014 - 2015

John Sanderson

Advisor: David Steingraeber

2006 PhD




Serita Frey

2013 - 2014

Serita Frey

Advisor: E.T. Elliott

1999 PhD



Suzie Boyden

2012 - 2013

Suzie Boyden

Advisor: Dan Binkley

2005 PhD



Cherie Westbrook

2011 - 2012

Cherie Westbrook

Advisor: David Cooper

2005 PhD




Peter Adler

2010 - 2011

Peter Adler

Advisor: Bill Laurenroth

2003 PhD



Rebecca McCulley

2009 - 2010

Rebecca McCulley

Advisor: Indy Burke and Bill Lauenroth

2002 PhD





Jason Kaye

2008 - 2009

Jason Kaye

Advisor: Dan Binkley

2000 PhD





Ute Olsson

2007 - 2008

Ute Olsson

Advisor: Dan Binkley

1996 MS




Mary Ann Vinton

2006 - 2007

Mary Ann Vinton

Advisor: Indy Burke

1994 PhD - Mary Ann was the first student to graduate from GDPE