Muir Institute Fellow Eric Post has been announced as a newly elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the association announced on November 27. The newest class comprises 416 fellows recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be formally recognized at the association’s next annual meeting, to be held in February in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1848, AAAS describes itself as the world’s largest general interest scientific society.
Dr. Post, Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, was elected to the Biological Sciences Section for his groundbreaking work on the impact of climate change on wildlife conservation and ecosystem function, particularly in Arctic biomes.
Dr. Post is champion of the Polar Forum, a key initiative at the Muir Institute. The mission of the Polar Forum is to engage the public in polar research and education to foster awareness of climate change impacts on the unique natural, cultural, and societal features of the Polar Regions. You can follow the Polar Forum on Facebook and Twitter.