Judy Meyer Named ESA President

Network News Fall 1994, Vol. 16 No. 1
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Dr. Judy Meyer, principal investigator of the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER site, has been named 1994-1995 president of the 7,000- member Ecological Society of America. At the University of Georgia since 1978, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in limnology, aquatic ecology, stream ecology and introductory ecology. Her primary research interests are in nutrient dynamics, the transformation and fate of dissolved organic carbon, and the role of microbes in river and stream ecosystems. Recently, she has become increasingly concerned about aquatic ecosystem degradation and how riparian management practices affect aquatic systems.

As ESA president, Dr. Meyer plans to keep Society publications and activities at the forefront of emerging scientific and societal issues. Her agenda includes evaluation of electronic communication and publication, developing funding for an education and human resources program to promote ecological literacy and opportunities for women and minorities, providing accessible information for decisionmakers on ecological topics, and implementing programs initiated by her predecessors—the Sustainable Biosphere Initiative, the new ESA Business Office, and a streamlining of ESA’s governance structure.