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Program in Ecology students relaxing by a lake at the 2019 PiE Odyssey

Program in Ecology Faculty and Students

The Program in Ecology is administered by a director and office associate, with the assistance and advisement of 39 faculty members and several affiliates. The program includes 50 students (Fall 2014) in 7 departments, and has graduated 22 outstanding alumni.



Director:  Melanie Murphy                     

Office: Ag. C 2027

Phone: (307) 766-5295





Program Coordinator:  Debbie Swierczek

Office: Old Main 310

Phone: (307) 766-4128








Faculty Committees:

Steering Committee:

Tim Collier

Amy Krist

Frank Rahel

Naomi Ward


Graduate Affairs Committee:

Craig Benkman

Matt Carling

Dan Tekiela

Katie Wagner

Curriculum Committee:

Anna Chalfoun

Corey Tarwater

Linda van Diepen

Christopher Weiss-Lehman


Finance Committee:

Jake Goheen

Dan Laughlin



External Advisory Committee:

Eldredge "Biff" Bermingham (Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama)
Carol Brewer (Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Montana)
Robert D. Holt (Arthur R. Marshall Chair in Ecology, University of Florida)
Edward Johnson (Director, Biosciences Institute; Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary)
Alan K. Knapp (Professor of Biology and Senior Ecologist, Colorado State University)
William K. Michener (Associate Director, U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research Network)
Emily Stanley (Associate Professor of Limnology and Zoology, University of Wisconsin)


Contact Us

Program in Ecology

Berry Center 231

Phone: 307-766-6240


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