Perfecto elected to National Academy of Sciences
Ivette Perfecto (MS ’82, PhD ’89), the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Perfecto's research focuses on the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity and the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem function, and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.
She is the fourth SEAS faculty member to be elected to the NAS, according to Dean Jonathan Overpeck.
The academy announced the election of 120 members and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and, with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, provides science, engineering and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
Bierbaum attends induction ceremony
National Academy of Sciences member Rosina Bierbaum, a professor of environment and sustainability at SEAS, recently attended a presentation ceremony for members elected in 2019. Members were introduced to their colleagues in the Academy and signed the "Registry of Membership" during the event.