Four CNR Faculty Elected to AAAS

December 14, 2011

Eleven faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, have been named 2011 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Four of the 11 are scientists in the College of Natural Resources.

The UC Berkeley researchers are among 539 new fellows chosen for this honor, which is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The four CNR scientists are:

Dan Kammen, professor of energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering, for demonstrating the value of rigorous interdisciplinary work combining technical expertise with policy analysis, with a particular focus on renewable energy systems in developing countries.
Sheila McCormick, adjunct professor of plant and microbial biology, for distinguished contributions in the area of plant reproductive sciences, particularly for elucidating biological processes in pollen that lead to reproductive success.
Anastasios Melis, professor of plant and microbial biology, for pioneering contributions to our understanding of photosynthetic oxygen evolution and for opening the field of photosynthetic production biofuels.
Carolyn Merchant, professor of environmental science, policy and management, for distinguished contributions to the field of history and philosophy of science, particularly for the history of the scientific revolution and gender and science.

With this announcement, UC Berkeley now boasts 226 AAAS Fellows among its faculty.

The list of fellows, released Tuesday, Dec. 6, by the AAAS, will appear in the Dec. 23 issue of Science.

To see the complete list of fellows, read the UC Berkeley press release.