Past Honor Alumni

The Distinguished Ecologist Series brings internationally-known scientists to CSU for two to three days to present their cutting-edge research and to interact with students and faculty in a number of formal and informal settings. In 2007, the series was expanded to include one Resident Distinguished Ecologist and one GDPE Honor Alumna/Alumnus. These ecologists are nominated by GDPE faculty and students, and chosen by the GDPE Executive Committee.

Serita Frey

2013 - 2014

Serita Frey

Advisor: E.T. Elliott
1999 Ph.D.



Suzie Boyden

2012 - 2013

Suzie Boyden

Advisor: Dan Binkley
2005 Ph.D.



Cherie Westbrook

2011 - 2012

Cherie Westbrook

Advisor: David Cooper
2005 Ph.D.




Peter Adler

2010 - 2011

Peter Adler

Advisor: Bill Lauenroth
2003 Ph.D.



Rebecca McCulley

2009 - 2010

Rebecca McCulley

Advisors: Indy Burke and Bill Lauenroth
2002 Ph.D.





Jason Kaye

2008 - 2009

Jason Kaye

Advisor: Dan Binkley
2000 Ph.D.




Ute Olsson

2007 - 2008

Ute Olsson

Advisor: Dan Binkley
1996 M.S.




Mary Ann Vinton

2006 - 2007

Mary Ann Vinton

Advisor: Indy Burke
1994 Ph.D. - Mary Ann was the first student to graduate from GDPE.