The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced this week that a University of Texas at Austin professor of integrative biology is one of 27 people in its new class of Fellows.
Mathew Leibold, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, was elected a fellow "for his many outstanding contributions, both empirical and theoretical, to our understanding of the dynamics of ecological communities and metacommunities and the ecology of aquatic food webs."
The Society's fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Individuals selected as fellows are chosen on the basis of their outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields, including, but not restricted to, those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations, and the broader society.
ESA established its fellows program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the Society, at their institutions, and in broader society. Past ESA Fellows from UT Austin include Eric Pianka, also in integrative biology, and Camille Parmesan, in the Jackson School of Geosciences.