Concordia biology professor is elected fellow of the Ecological Society of America
He will join other ESA members who have made outstanding contributions to advancing or applying ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Fellows are elected for life.
“It is an honour to be recognized by a professional society that is as big, as international and as renowned as the Ecological Society of America,” Peres-Neto says.
“I started attending ESA meetings as a first-year PhD student, so it is especially meaningful to be acknowledged by the very place where I grew up as a professional.”
According to the official ESA press release, the society elected Peres-Neto for his “innovative research in aquatic science, spatial ecology and multivariate statistics; for leadership and editorial service in scientific societies; and for international collaboration and outreach.”
“I heartily congratulate Pedro on this impressive recognition of his research and commitment to the field of ecology, a cornerstone for environmental health and sustainability,” says Selvadurai Dayanandan, professor and chair of the Department of Biology.