Dr. Ruth Hufbauer
Director 
email
(970) 491-6945

Contact Ruth with general questions, including about:
• Curriculum
• Resident Ecologist, Alumnus, Visiting Distinguished Ecologists
• Budgets
• Alumni relations and development

Jennifer Neuwald

Dr. Jennifer Neuwald
Assistant Director
email
(970) 491-2796

Contact Jennifer for help with:
• Understanding the degree plans
• Advice about courses and your committee
• GDPE small grants
• The Front Range Student Ecology Symposium (FRSES)

Dawn M. Koschnitzki
Program Coordinator
email
(970) 491-4373

Contact Dawn for help with:
• Understanding forms and proceedures
• Overrides
• General help and trouble shooting

Dr. Alan Knapp
Senior Ecologist
email
(970) 491-7010

Alan is knowledgeable about all aspects of the program. He teaches some core Ecol classes, and represents us within and outside the university.

Code for Graduate Degree Program in Ecology – Special Academic Unit

The code for the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology articulates the mission, etc.
Code for Graduate Degree Program in Ecology – Special Academic Unit

Executive Committee

NameRoleAdvising Department / AgencyCollegeTerm Expires
Ruth HufbauerDirectorAgricultural BiologyAgricultural SciencesEx Officio
Jennifer NeuwaldAssistant DirectorBiologyNatural SciencesEx Officio
Alan KnappSenior EcologistBiologyNatural SciencesEx Officio
Katie RocciStudent RepresentativeSoil and Crop SciencesAgricultural Sciences2021
Dani Lin HunterStudent RepresentativeBiologyNatural Sciences2021
TBALiberal Arts RepresentativeAnthropologyLiberal Arts2021
Jane StewartAgricultural Sciences RepresentativeBioagricultural Sciences & Pest ManagementAgricultural Sciences2021
Melinda SmithNatural Sciences RepresentativeBiologyNatural Sciences2021
David HooverAffiliate Scientist RepresentativeUSDA Agricultural Research Service2021
Larissa BaileyWarner College of Natural Resources RepresentativeFish, Wildlife, and Conservation BiologyWarner College of Natural Resources2022
Meena BalgopalMember at LargeBiologyNatural Sciences2022
Daniela CusackMember at LargeEcosystem Science and SustainabilityWarner College of Natural Resources2022
Francesca CotrufoMember at LargeSoil and Crop SciencesAgricultural Sciences2022

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