Diane Pataki
  • Associate Vice President for Research, Vp For Research
  • Adjunct Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Adjunct Professor, School Of Biological Sciences

Professional Service

  • Ecological Society of America. Vice President for Science. 2019 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Institute for Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Scientific Committee, PhilInBioMed, Institute for Philosophy in Biology and Medicine. 2019 - present
  • Ecological Society of America. Role: Chair. Science Committee. 2019 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Ecological Applications Editor-in-Chief search committee. 2019 - 2020
  • Ecological Society of America. Meetings Committee. 2018 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: The Nature of Cities Summit Steering committee, “The Nature of Cities Summit”, Paris, France, June 4-6, 2019. 2018 - 2019
  • Role: Member. Entity: Boston University External Advisory Board, Boston University Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health. 2018 - present
  • Entity: DOE Institutional Leadership Panel, DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. 2018 - present
  • Entity: National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2018 - present
  • Entity: National Science Foundation Directorate for Biological Sciences Advisory Committee. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Stories of the Nature of Cities Steering Committee. 2017 - present
  • Entity: American Geophysical Union Macelwane Medal Selection Committee. 2017 - present
  • Entity: American Geophysical Union College of Fellows Task Force. 2016 - present
  • Role: Chief Specialty Editor. Entity: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Urban Ecology Section. 2015 - present
  • Role: Program Director. Entity: National Science Foundation Ecosystem Science Cluster, NSF Division of Environmental Biology. 2014 - 2015
  • Entity: American Geophysical Union Biogeosciences Fellows Selection Committee. 2013 - 2015
  • Entity: NEON Urban Ecology Working Group Member of the NEON Urban Ecology Working Group. 2012 - 2014
  • Entity: National Research Council Committee member of the Sustained Land Imaging Program. 2012 - 2013
  • Entity: Environmental Defense Fund methane leakage project Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: Water Science Software Institute Steering Committee Committee member of the Water Science Software Institute Steering Committee. 2012 - 2014
  • Entity: Joint SDSU-UCSB Doctoral Program in Geography Review Committee Chair. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: Environmental Protection Agency Board of Scientific Counselors. 2011 - 2017
  • Entity: Steele Burnand Anza Borrego Desert Research Center Founding Director. 2011 - 2012
  • Entity: Environmental Protection Agency Board of Scientific Counselors. 2011 - 2017
  • Ecological Society of America. Science Committee. 2010 - 2013
  • Entity: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group. 2008 - 2011
  • Entity: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.2 Lead Author,State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR) Chapter 14: Human Settlements. 2007 - 2007
  • Entity: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Membership Committee. 2007 - 2009
  • Entity: American Geophysical Union Ecohydrology Executive Committee. 2006 - 2010
  • Entity: Global Change Biology journal Subject Editor. 2005 - 2010
  • Entity: New Phytologist journal Board of Advisors. 2004 - 2011

Internal Service

  • Research Instrumentation Fund committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Sustainability Education Committee. 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Biology curriculum reform committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Fall enrollment working group. 2017 - 2017. service.
  • GCSC Executive Committee. 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Special course fee committee. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Continuing Education and Community Engagement Task Force. 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Honors Committee. Committee Member, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • College of Science Council. Council Member, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Comprehensive Retention and Completion Task Force. Committee Member, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Biology Growth Site committee. 2012 - 2013. service.
  • School of Biological Sciences Mentoring and Awards committee. 2020 - present. service.
  • Educational Futures and Student Success Task Force. Co-Chair, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • F&A Task Force. 2018 - 2018. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. Ecological Society of America, 2019
  • Global Scholar. Fulbright Program, 2019
  • Albert Shimmins International Fellow. University of Melbourne, 2018
  • Fellow. Leopold Leadership Program, 2015
  • James B. Macelwane Medalist. American Geophysical Union, 2008
  • Fellow. American Geophysical Union, 2008
  • Lillian Berle Dare Award. Barnard College, Columbia University, 1993
  • Rice Prize in geography. Barnard College, Columbia University, 1993