2023 Keynote Speaker

Keynote workshop: Hosted Thursday, 4:00 pm (topic TBA)

Keynote address: Delivered Friday, 4:00 pm (title TBA)

About Dr. Danielle Ignace

Dr. Danielle Ignace is an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe and a broadly trained ecophysiologist with a passion for science communication. From desert systems to temperate forests, she studies how global change (climate change, fire, and introduced species) impacts ecosystem function and Indigenous communities. She was recently selected for the 2022-23 Catalyst Program at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and as a Science for Social Equity Fellow (funded by Fair Count) to address the climate change and nature emergency. Dr. Ignace is also a Research Associate at Harvard Forest and serves as Associate Editor for the journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Always seeking new ways to be an advocate for underrepresented groups in STEM, she chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the American Society of Plant Biology and is on the leadership team for the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section of the Ecological Society of America. Fostering distinctive collaborations with faculty and students to understand and communicate pressing global change problems is the hallmark of her research, teaching, YouTube channel, and ArtSci projects. As an Indigenous woman in STEM, Dr. Ignace is deeply committed to developing Indigenous curriculum and her unique perspective bridges Indigenous communities, people of color, and scientists.

Dr. Ignace joins us from University of British Columbia. If you are interested in meeting with her, please contact the event organizers at gdpe_frses@colostate.edu.

Learn more about Dr. Ignace’s work at her website.

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