SGS Scientist Elected AAAS Fellow

Network News Fall 2005, Vol. 18 No. 2
Network News

Dr. William Lauenroth, co-Principal Investigator of the Shortgrass Steppe LTER and a professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship in the Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Lauenroth is being honored for his major contributions to the understanding of primary production in grasslands and for excellence in the mentoring of students.

Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."

The honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and rosette, which will be presented to Dr. Lauenroth in St. Louis on February 18, 2006, during the AAAS Fellows Forum, a part of the Association's Annual Meeting. The Forum will be held in the Landmark Ballroom of the Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Lauenroth teaches undergraduate courses in rangeland ecogeography and ecosystem ecology and a graduate course in ecology of grasslands and shrublands. His research interest include the plant community ecology and ecosystem ecology of grasslands and shrublands. His results are widely used by researchers and land managers. He is an ISI highly cited researcher and a member of the Ecological Society of America, Sigma XI, and the Society for Range Management, as well as the AAAS.

Congratulations to Dr. Lauenroth on this well-deserved recognition for his accomplishments.

Story courtesy of SGS LTER and Jayleen Heft, Colorado State University