Nancy Grimm Elected ESA Chair

Network News Fall 2004, Vol. 17 No. 2
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Dr. Nancy B. Grimm of the Central Arizona Phoenix LTER project and Arizona State University was recently elected president of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). She will succeed Jerry Melillo, another LTER scientist affiliated with Harvard Forest, whose term expires in 2005. ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of more than 8000 international scientists founded in 1915 to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.

In addition to being co-director of the CAP LTER project and a Professor of Biology at ASU, Nancy is a senior associate of SAHRA, the Science and Technology Center -- Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas, and a collaborating investigator in the Lotic Intersite Nitrogen Experiment (LINX). Her research interests include biogeochemistry, stream ecosystem structure and function, and urban ecosystem structure and function. Congratulations, Nancy and CAP!

-- Bob Waide Executive Director, LNO