Dominique Brossard and William Karasov elected AAAS fellows

Two CALS faculty members are among 338 individuals elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced on Monday, Nov. 25.

The two scholars from CALS receiving the distinction are:

  • Dominique Brossard, professor of life sciences communication, “for distinguished contributions to our understanding of the role media plays in influencing public opinion and policy about science and technology, particularly controversial scientific innovations.”
  • William H. Karasov, a professor of wildlife ecology, “for distinguished contributions to physiological ecology, particularly in the areas of comparative and evolutionary digestive physiology with implications for basic science and ecological management.

According to the citation from AAAS, individuals elevated to the rank of fellow are recognized for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Two other UW-Madison faculty were also elected fellows. Full information can be found in the original University Communications news release about the announcement.