Governance Council
The Council consists of at least 40 members who are elected to four-year terms by members of the Association. The Council meets at the annual meeting of the Association, discusses critical issues by email, and is consulted by the Governing Board as needed.

Members (2015-2019)

[Past Council Members]

GivenName Surname Institution City, State/Prov Country
Alicia Acosta University of Rome 3 Rome Italy
Iva Apostolova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria
Sándor Bartha Hungarian Academy of Sciences Vacratot Hungary
Zoltan Botta-Dukat Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary
Elgene O. Box University of Georgia Athens, GA United States
Helge Bruelheide Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Halle Germany
Andraž Čarni Slovene Academy of Sciences & Arts Ljubljana Slovenia
Alessandro Chiarucci University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Milan Chytrý Masaryk University Brno Czech Rep
Sara Cousins Stockholm University Stockholm Sweden
Francesco de Bello Czech Academy of Sciences Trebon Czech Rep
Guillaume Decocq Jules Verne University Amiens France
Jürgen Dengler University of Bayreuth Bayreuth Germany
Martin Diekmann Bremen University Bremen Germany
Nikolai Ermakov Central Siberian Botanical Garden Novosibirsk Russian Fed
Alessandra Fidelis Universidade Estadual Paulista Rio Claro, SP Brazil
Kazue Fujiwara Yokohama National University Yokohama Japan
Jessica Gurevitch Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY United States
Tomaš Herben Acad. Sciences, Czech Republic Pruhonice Czech Rep
Martin Hermy University of Leuven Leuven Belgium
Monika Janišová Institute of Botanty Banska Bystrica Slovakia
Florian Jansen Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology Greifswald Germany
Pavel V. Krestov Russian Academy of Sciences Vladivostok Russian  Fed
Jan Lepš University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice Czech Rep
Javier J. Loidi  University of the Basque Country  Bilbao Spain
Peter Minchin Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Murphysboror, IL United States
Ladislav Mucina Curtin University Perth Australia
Yukito Nakamura Tokyo University of Agriculture Tokyo Japan
Michael W. Palmer Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK United States
Meelis Pärtel Tartu University Tartu Estonia
Robert Peet University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC United States
Valerio  Pillar Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, RS Brazil
Janos Podani Eötvös University Budapest Hungary
Marcel Rejmanek University of California, Davis Davis, Ca United States
John S. Rodwell University of Lancaster Lancaster United Kingdon
Joop H.J. Schaminée Univ. Wageningen & Nijmegen; Alterra Wageningen Netherlands
Nina Smits Alterra Wageningen Netherlands
Otto J. Wildi WSL Birmensdorf Switzerland
Wolfgang Willner VINCA Vienna Austria
Susan Wiser Landcare Research Lincoln New Zealand
David Zelený National Taiwan University Taipei   Taiwan
Martin Zobel University of Tartu Tartu Estonia

Council Minutes

Palermo, Italy: 20-24 June 2017

Pirenópolis, Brazil: 12-17 June 2016

Brno, Czech Republic: 21-22 July 2015

Perth, Australia: 2 September 2014

Tartu, Estonia: 27 June 2013

Mokpo, Korea: 24 July 2012

Lyon, France: 21 June 2011

Ensenada, Mexico: 19 April 2010

Chania, Crete: 30 May- 4 June 2009

Stellenbosch, South Africa: 8 September 2008

Swansea, Wales: 21-22 July 2007

Palmerston North, New Zealand: 11 February 2007 (= 2006 Meeting)

Lisbon, Portugal: 25 July 2005

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America: 19 July 2004

Naples, Italy: 9 June 2003

Porto Alegre, Brazil: 2 March 2002

Freising, Germany: 30-31 July 2001

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