Columbia Teacher Shahid Naeem to Head Ecological Society of America
Shahid Naeem, head of the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, has been elected president of the Ecological Society of America. The 9,000-member society, founded in 1915, is the worlds biggest community of expert ecologists. Naeem will serve in 2023-2024.
Naeem is an ecologist and preservation biologist, Lenfest Distinguished professor and chair of Columbia Universitys Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. He is lead editor of the journal Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Human Well-Being in addition to lead author of a brand-new book, Sustainable Food Production. He has actually published more than 100 scientific articles.
” Shahid gives ESA a blend of interest and insights of discovery of the eco-friendly world and an understanding of the crucial role biodiversity plays in supporting environments and mankind,” stated existing ESA president Dennis Ojima. “These insights and passion for the eco-friendly world will supply informative management.”
Naeem earlier got the difference of being called an ESA Fellow, and has actually existed with the societys Buell and Mercer Awards.
” Its difficult to think of any company that might be more amazing, more vital and more fun to be a part of in these times of unrivaled modification,” said Naeem. “Im thrilled to have the opportunity granted me by its subscription to join its leadership and personnel in continuing to foster scholarship, practice and variety in the environmental, evolutionary and environmental sciences.”
Naeem made his M.A. and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, the University of Copenhagen and the Imperial College of London. He served on the professors of the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington prior to joining Columbia University in 2003.
Adjusted from a news release by the Ecological Society of America