IGN 7-4 - Through a dark lens: Connecting ecologists with multicultural communities and visa versa

Thursday, August 11, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Gillian Bowser, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Through a dark lens: What is racial bias in ecology?

While white women are no longer considered a minority in the natural sciences  white women make up more than 50% of the graduate student body in environmental and natural resource programs; yet minorities remain woefully underrerpresented as graduate students, post docs, faculty or professionals.  Indeed the numbers of minorities in the environmental sciences has been essentially unchanged since 2003.  What is the role of racial bias in this continued underrepresentation of certain groups and what does an ecologist look like as the minority majority status becomes a reality.