RIVERSIDE, Calif. Thirteen UC Riverside researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Including this years fellows, the total number of UCR faculty members who have been recognized with AAAS Fellow distinction is 172.
Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year AAAS gave this honor to 486 of its members because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The 2008 AAAS Fellows at UCR are:
Steven Brint, a professor of sociology: "For distinguished contributions to the field of the sociology of education, particularly for studies of organizational and cultural change in US higher education."
Jie Chen, a professor of electrical engineering: "For distinguished contributions to the field of systems and control, particularly for development of modeling and identification algorithms and for fundamental understanding of feedback systems."
Daphne J. Fairbairn, a professor of biology: "For distinguished contributions to the field of evolutionary biology, particularly for elucidating the evolutionary dynamics of dimorphic traits and for promotion of international discourse."
Jianying Gan, a professor of soil science: "For distinguished contributions to the field of soil and environmental chemistry, particularly for understanding environmental fate and risks of pesticides and for efforts in resource protection."
J. Daniel Hare, a professor of entomology: "For distinguished contributions to the fields of ecology and evolution of plant/insect herbivore/natural enemy tritrophic associations and ecological genetics."
Marshall W. Johnson, an extension specialist in entomology and a UCR alumnus: "For distinguished contributions to the fields of biological control and integrated pest management, particularly for the development of more environmentally friendly arthropod management pr
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