University of Georgia

Ecological Society of America elects Beasley 2019 Fellow


Jim Beasley, associate professor at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named an Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow for 2019. He is one of eight recently selected for the honor.

According to ESA’s recent press release announcing the honor, Beasley was elected for

outstanding contributions internationally in the field of applied ecology through his research in invasive species ecology, carnivore ecology, scavenging ecology and wildlife population ecology in landscapes abandoned following nuclear accidents.

ESA also states the honor is given to members who within eight years of completing doctoral training have advanced ecological knowledge and applications and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contribution to a wide range of fields served by ESA. Individuals are elected to serve for five years.

Beasley received a doctoral degree in wildlife ecology from Purdue University. Prior to coming to UGA, he was a visiting assistant professor at Purdue. In 2018, he was chosen as the UGA’s Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar.

ESA established its fellows program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the Society, at their institutions and in broader society. Additional information about ESA Fellows and Early Career Fellows can be found on the ESA Fellows page.