Two MSI PIs have been named to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This organization is one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the country. The new class will be inducted in October.
- Professor Sarah Hobbie (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) uses MSI for research into the ecology of ecosystems, including studies of climate change, urban ecology, and the influence of plants on soils.
- Professor Marlene Zuk (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) is using MSI resources for transcriptomic studies of Pacific field crickets in Hawai’i and the Cook Islands.
An article about all this year’s AAAS honorees appears on the University News site: American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 3 UMN faculty to 2017 class. An article also appears on the College of Biological Sciences website: Hobbie and Zuk named AAAS members.