Ann Russell

Role: Faculty Advisor Phone: 515-294-5612 Email:

Ann Russell provides proposal editing. This service includes basic and advanced editing to improve clarity and conform to solicitation guidelines. She also advises on issues involving proposal submission to the National Science Foundation and provides a faculty member’s perspective on Grants Hub initiatives.

Ann is a terrestrial ecosystems ecologist, with special expertise in the biogeochemistry of tropical ecosystems. She is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM). She served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Environmental Biology as a program director from 2006-2009 and as an expert in 2012. Ann earned her BS with honors in Natural Resources from Cornell University, then went on to earn her MS from University of Florida in Botany and Soil Science, and her PhD from Iowa State University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a minor in Statistics.

Ann has been honored by a Lindbergh Certificate of Merit and a Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership fellowship in 2005. Most of her research has been funded by NSF. She serves as a board member of the Fulbright Association’s Iowa Chapter and is a past president. She has served as a subject editor for the journal Biotropica since 2005.

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