Meyerson named fellow of Ecological Society of America
University of Rhode Island (URI) Professor Laura Meyerson has been elected a fellow of the Ecological Society of America for her contributions to ecological research and policy. Meyerson has been studying invasive species since 1995 and has been a leading advocate for addressing invasive species as a national biosecurity issue since joining the URI faculty in 2005.
According to a statement from the Ecological Society, she was elected for her “leadership in invasion science, including research on the biotic and abiotic underpinnings of biological invasions at multiple scales; for contributions to national and international policy through her publications and extensive service; and for training the next generation of leaders through teaching, mentoring, and action.”
“I’m truly honored to join this esteemed group of ecologists as fellows of the Ecological Society of America,” said Meyerson, URI professor of natural resources science. “The fellows are some of the most amazing people in our field, and I’m quite pleased to be among them.”
She is a Switzer Fellow and serves as a trustee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. In 2009, she was selected as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, and in 2011 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in the Czech Republic. She is now completing a second Fulbright Global Scholar Fellowship in South Africa, Argentina and the Czech Republic.