Twelve U-M faculty and staff members have been recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as 2023 fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements.AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, announced that 502 scientists, engineers, and innovators have been chosen for the lifetime honor for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.

The U-M fellows are:Aimée Classen, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the U-M Biological Station at LSA, for research that advances both fundamental knowledge regarding ecosystems and pursuit of a sustainable future, as well as exemplary leadership.


L. Lacey Knowles, the Robert B. Payne Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at LSA, and curator at the Museum of Zoology, for research in speciation and the processes that contribute to population divergence.


Eligible nominees are members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who have been continuous AAAS members for at least four years leading up to the year of nomination. Fellows have included Thomas Edison, W.E.B DuBois, Maria Mitchell, Steven Chu, Ellen Ochoa and Irwin M. Jacobs.

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