Congratulations to Erin Mordecai and Tad Fukami, who were recognized as 2019 Fellows of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)! The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy.
Fukami was elected as a Fellow for contributions to advancing community, ecosystem and evolutionary ecology through a novel focus on historical contingency in community assembly, and to promoting inquiry-based education in ecology. Fellows of ESA are elected for life.
Mordecai was elected as an Early Career Fellow for advancing understanding of infectious disease dynamics in a changing world through her work on how pathogens maintain species diversity in natural communities and how climate and land use change affect the dynamics of vector-borne disease in humans. Early Career Fellows are elected for five years.