Project Leadership

Leadership of the GAZP includes both researchers and practitioners. If you are interested in engaging with the project further, please contact one of the Project Coordinators or the appropriate Regional Coordinator.

Primary Investigators


Nancy Shackelford

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Colorado University at Boulder


Katharine Suding

Professor, Colorado University at Boulder

Steering Committee

GAZP only works because of the amazing effort put in by our leadership team. The Steering Committee crosses regions, ecosystems, and expertise. All committee members are happy to be contacted with questions or suggestions.

Todd E. Erickson, University of Western Australia (

Daniel Winkler, United States Geologic Survey (

Gustavo Paterno, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (

Martin Breed, Flinders University (

Peter Harrison, University of Tasmania (

Akasha Faist, New Mexico University (

Luis Merino Martin, CNRS, CEFE & INRA, AMAP (

John Bradford, United States Geologic Survey (

Kirsty Shaw, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (

Regional Coordinators

If you have any questions about GAZP, want to get involved, or have suggestions and feedback, please either contact the leadership directly through the contact page, or email the appropriate regional contact below.

If you are in a region not represented below, we are looking for a regional coordinator! Please reach out if you have suggestions.

United States

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Daniel Winkler

Research Ecologist, United States Geological Survey


Akasha Faist

Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University

Australia and the Middle East


Todd Erickson

Project Manager, Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia


Kirsty Shaw

Head of Ecological Restoration and Tree Conservation, Botanic Gardens Conservation International


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Luis Merino Martín

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CNRS, CEFE & INRA, AMAP, Montpellier, France

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