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July 7, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus of Botany Stephen Jackson has been selected as a 2014 fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
The ESA fellows program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and to management and policy.
Jackson, a professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona, served on the UW faculty from 1995-2012, and was founding director of UW’s Program in Ecology. He also was research director for the National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program and was a member or chairman of numerous university, college and departmental committees.
He received numerous teaching and research awards from the College of Arts and Sciences and, in 2011, received the university’s top faculty honor, the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.
“Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA, including, but not restricted to those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofit organizations and the broader society. They are elected for life,” the ESA announced.
ESA established its fellows program in 2012.
Awards Committee Chair Alan Hastings says the program’s goals are to honor its members and to support their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the society, at their institutions and in broader society.
UW Professor Stephen Jackson assists researcher Danielle Reed in this 2011 photo taken in a UW laboratory.