Jim Ehleringer portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Director, Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Professional Service

  • Oecologia. Editorial Board. 01/1982 - present
  • Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Network, FIRMS. Founding member. 01/2004 - present
  • Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC), U.S. Department of Energy. Advisory committee. 01/2006 - 12/30/2018
  • Central Wasatch Commission. Role: co-leader with Phoebe McNealy (DIGIT, Geography, UU). Development of an integrated online environmental dashboard for the central Wasatch Mountain watershed that includes air quality and climate, water, vegetation, wildlife, and geology. This dashboard is intended to serve multiple users: public, K-gray, resource managers, policy makers, and technical users,. 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022
  • National Academy of Sciences. Role: member. Division of Earth and Life Sciences Board. 01/01/2016 - 06/30/2022
  • Western Water Alliance. External Advisory Board. 03/2015 - 12/2018

Internal Service

  • Sustainability Leadership Team. member, 07/01/2013 - 07/01/2016. University service.
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability Committee. Chair, 07/2012 - 06/2014. University service.
  • Red Butte Canyon and Green Infrastructure Committee. Chair, 07/2011 - 07/2015. Department service.
  • Global Change and Sustainability. Director, 07/2010 - 06/2015. University service.
  • Core facility, Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research. Director, 01/1984 - present. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Earth and Space Sciences Education Award. American Geophysical Union, 12/13/2017
  • Elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 05/2016
  • The Robenblatt Prize for Excellence. University of Utah, 05/2016
  • Elected as Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Ecological Society of America, 05/2016
  • Elected AGU Fellow. American Geophysical Union, 2008
  • Elected Distinguished Professor. University of Utah, 2000
  • Elected AAAS Fellow. American Association for Advancement of Science, 1999
  • Governors Medal for Science and Technology. State of Utah, 1999
  • Students Choice Award for Teaching. University of Utah, 1998
  • Distinguished Research Award. University of Utah, 1988

Affiliations

  • Global Change and Sustainability Center, http://environment.utah.edu (GCSC), Director, 01/01/2010 - 06/30/2015
  • Stable Isotope Ratio Facility, http://sirfer.utah.edu (SIRFER), Director, 01/01/1984 - present