The US National Academy of Sciences just elected new members and foreign associates, including several ecologists and evolutionary biologists. This is a very big honor. So major congratulations to new members Greg Asner, Marcus Feldman, Robin Fox (an anthropologist whose work is very evolutionarily-informed, so I’m counting him), Sarah Hobbie, Nancy Knowlton, Sally Otto, and Joan Strassmann, and to foreign associates Brian Charlesworth, William Bond, and Graham Farquhar (who works at the interface of ecology and other fields like physiology, so I’m counting him).
Of note: Four of the seven new ecological & evolutionary members are women. And one is a blogger! 😉
UPDATE: In the original post I forgot Greg Asner. Thanks to a commenter for catching my mistake.
UPDATE #2: Another commenter notes the Ian Baldwin could be included as well, as his research concerns the chemical and molecular mechanisms underpinning plant defenses against herbivory.