Pett-Ridge selected as a 2024 Ecological Society of America fellow

by Anne Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
May 01, 2024

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and head of the Lab’s Carbon Initiative Jennifer Pett-Ridge has been selected as a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

ESA designates fellows of the society for certain members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA. Pett-Ridge was selected for her work in soil ecology.

“As a young graduate student, ESA was the first scientific society I presented at, and it has been my academic and social ‘home-base’ for almost 30 years,” Pett-Ridge said. “I am so humbled and grateful to be recognized for the interdisciplinary research I’ve had the joy to be part of in my career.”

As the child of a master gardener, Pett-Ridge acquired a taste for the outdoors from an early age and knew that she wanted to go into a field related to the environment, eventually growing to become an expert in soils.

Pett-Ridge has a track record of bringing together big teams and encouraging diverse team members’ ideas and talents. She also is passionate about training the next generation of young scientists and has played an increasing role in teaching and mentoring graduate students via her appointments at UC Merced and UC Berkeley.

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