Ecological Society of America

UC Davis Honorees

Members of the Ecological Society of America are elected for exceptional contributions to research, education, and the impact on environmental policy and practice resulting from their work. More>>


Marissa Baskett

Ecologist and evolutionary biologist Marissa Baskett was elected a fellow for her work at the crossroads of theorhetical population models, community, and evolutionary ecology as it is applied to conservation biology, particularly in marine systems. 



Susan Harrison

Susan Harrison, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, studies the processes intrinsic to plant species diversity. She is also an honorary fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. 



Alan Hastings

A distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Alan Hasting's research centers around theoretical ecology and population biology, and more generally in mathematical biology. Hastings is also a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. 




Richard Karban

A professor of enology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, Richard Karban studies population regulation of various animal species and the interactions or "communications" between herbivores and host plants. 




Thomas W. Schoener

Thomas Schoener, Distinguished Professor of Population Biology and Evolution and Ecology, studies population and communal ecology with a focus on island ecology. Areas of interest include lizard and spider competition and colonization, food web manipulation, mathematical models of population interactions, resource partitioning, and predatory patterns.


John Stachowicz

John Stachowicz, Chair of Evolution and Ecology and Director of the Center for Population Biology, studies the ecological impact of biodiversity, including genetic diversity, biological invasions and evolution of species in coastal marine ecosystems.




Donald R. Strong

Distinguished Professor Donald Strong of the departments of Population Biology and Evolution and Ecology studied the mixture of "bottom up and top down effects in food webs; salt marsh ecology via the study of ecology and evolution of marine cordgrasses," Spartina species, and biocontrol and related ehtics concerns.