Our group works to foster an environment that is both inclusive and supportive of people of all backgrounds, including those from groups that are underrepresented in ecology or STEM fields at large. In doing so, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusive excellence by consciously considering ways to improve approaches in teaching, research, and service. Active efforts of doing so include: 1) promoting diverse ways of knowing, learning, and approaching problems, 2) actively seeking individuals from diverse groups and promoting awareness of our program to a broader audience, 3) providing safe working environments as well as confidential and anonymous reporting for students and post-doctoral researchers with concerns, and 4) promoting research, mentoring and leadership opportunities to multiple parties.
FSU and the Department of Biological Science provide numerous resources for traditionally underrepresented groups and we are currently compiling a list of these here. Check back soon!