Three University of Utah biology professors have been honored for their contributions to ecology. Frederick Adler and Phyllis Coley were elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), and William Anderegg was named an Early Career Fellow.

Fellows are members of ESA who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the society. They are elected for life. Early Career Fellows are members within 8 years of completing their doctoral training who have advanced ecological knowledge and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions. They are elected for five years.

Adler is elected for his theoretical contributions to the areas of physiological, disease, evolutionary, population, community, behavioral and most recently urban ecology. Coley is elected for advancing fundamental knowledge of plant-animal interactions and of tropical ecology, and for her lifetime commitment to training generations of students from Central and South America. Anderegg is elected for advancing fundamental knowledge of how trees respond to drought and how the interactions of water stress and climate change may impact our nation’s forests.

PHOTO CREDIT: New York Academy of Sciences

William Anderegg speaking at the 2016 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.