Susan Harrison Elected to the National Academy of Sciences


The National Academy of Sciences announced today that it elected Susan Harrison in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Susan Harrison is a current Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at U.C. Davis. Research in the Harrison lab seeks to understand the processes that shape and maintain plant species diversity at the landscape scale, where small-scale forces such as competition and facilitation interact with large-scale forces such as niche evolution and dispersal. Much of their recent work focuses on the impacts of climatic drying on grassland community diversity.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,382 and the total number of foreign associates to 484. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

For more information, refer to the National Academy of Sciences website.