In November 2020, the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director and School of Life Sciences Professor Leah Gerber as a Fellow.
Gerber was recognized for “For [her] leadership in balancing conservation priority setting, ecosystem-based management, adaptive monitoring, marine reserve design, endangered species recovery policy and decision science.”
Along with Gerber, AAAS recognized other 489 Fellows around the country including ASU faculty members Andrew Maynard from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society; Steven Neuberg from the School of Psychology; Ying-Cheng Lai from the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and John McCutcheon from the School of Life Sciences.
This year’s new awardees bring the total number of ASU faculty AAAS Fellows to 86.
The AAAS Fellowship tradition began in 1847 and involves a lengthy nomination process where members of the AAAS are considered for the rank based on their contributions to their respective fields.
Gerber and her fellow awardees now join names like Thomas Edison, W.E.B DuBois and Steven Chu in being honored as Fellows. AAAS Fellows are expected to continue maintaining the highest standards of scientific ethics and integrity.