ASU professor, sustainability scientist named Ecological Society of America fellow

Osvaldo Sala, Arizona State University's Julie A. Wrigley Professor of Life Sciences and Sustainability and a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, joins 17 scientists as an Ecological Society of America 2013 Fellow. The Society's fellows program aims to recognize and support scientists who conduct research in a wide variety of sciences and who serve our society.

"I was surprised and honored when I learned that I had been elected Fellow of the Ecological Society of America," Sala says. "This is the largest ecological society of the world and an organization that groups the brightest and most influential ecologists."

Sala is the third Sustainability Scientist and School of Life Sciences professor elected as a fellow, following Nancy Grimm and Stuart G. Fisher. Sala's research spans ecosystem ecology, biofuels, biodiversity scenarios, and natural resource management.