Sharon Collinge

Director, Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies

Dr. Sharon Collinge's research program centers on the role of landscape change in shaping ecological processes, including responses of individual organisms, populations, and communities to spatial variation in landscape structure. Her work integrates theories and methods of conservation biology, restoration ecology, and landscape ecology to examine ecological consequences of spatial structure in landscapes under varying degrees of human influence. Dr. Collinge formerly served as the Chief Scientist and Observatory Director for the NSF-funded National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and as the Vice President for Public Affairs for the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Collinge currently serves as President of the Ecological Society of America.