March 01, 2018
By Tim Stephens
Erika Zavaleta, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected as a fellow of the Ecological Society of America in recognition of her contributions to the science of ecology.
ESA Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the society.
Zavaleta was honored “for high impact research in basic plant community ecology, the interface of community dynamics and ecosystem function, comprehensive analyses of major conservation challenges for islands and boreal ecosystems, and integration of sociological factors into assessments of agricultural ecosystems.”