Previous Symposium Speakers

Spring 2022

Meghan Duffy

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

Fall 2021

Katherine Suding

Distinguished Professor of Ecology, University of Colorado Boulder

Spring 2021

Elena Bennett

Research Chair in Sustainability Science, McGill University, Quebec

Fall 2019

Sharon Collinge

Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado

Spring 2019

Susan Harrison

Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California-Davis

Fall 2018

Jenifer Thaler

Professor of Entomology, Cornell University

Spring 2018

Justin Brashares

Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of California-Berkeley

Fall 2017

Julian Olden

Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Spring 2017

Oswald J. Schmitz

Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Fall 2016

David Blehert

Chief, Wildlife Disease Diagnostic Laboratories, USGS – National Wildlife Health Center

Spring 2016

 Catherine Graham

Professor, Spatial Ecology and Ornithology Research, Stony Brook University

Fall 2015

Jim Estes

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California-Santa Cruz

Spring 2015

Drew Lanham

Master Teacher and Alumni Distinguished Professor in Wildlife Ecology, Clemson University

Fall 2014

Greg Asner

Professor of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University


  • Dov Sax, Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University (spring)


  • Margaret Palmer, National Socio‐Environmental Synthesis Center (spring)
  • Peter Reich, University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources (fall)


  • David Jablonski, University of Chicago (spring)
  • David Schimel, Chief Science Officer and Principal Investigator, NEON, Inc. (fall)


  • Mary Power, University of California – Berkeley (spring)
  • Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences (fall)


  • Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Rutgers University (spring)
  • Scott Collins, University of New Mexico (fall)


  • Shahid Naeem, Columbia University (spring)
  • Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times (fall)


  • James S. Clark, Duke University (spring)
  • David Tilman, University of Minnesota (fall)


  • Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (spring)
  • Stewart T.A. Pickett, Institute of Ecosystem Studies (fall)


  • Lenore Fahrig, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (spring)
  • Terry Chapin, University of Alaska-Fairbanks (fall)


  • Gretchen Daily, Stanford University (spring)
  • David Wilcove, Princeton University (fall)


  • Gene Likens, Director, Institute for Ecosystem Studies (spring)
  • Peter Vitousek, Stanford University (fall)


  • Anne Giblin, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory (spring)
  • Daniel Simberloff, Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee (fall)


  • David Foster, Director, Harvard Forest (spring)
  • Marc Mangel, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, UC Santa Cruz (fall)


  • Kimberly A. With, Kansas State University (spring)
  • Pamela Matson, Professor of Geological and Environmental Studies University (fall)


  • Dan Janzen, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania


  • John Wiens, Professor of Ecology, Colorado State University


  • James Brown, Regents’ Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico


  • Steward Pickett, Terrestrial and Plant Ecologist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook


  • Jane Lubchenco, Professor of Marine Biology, Oregon State University


  • Paul Risser, Oregon State University