Lauenroth Named 2017 Fellow by
Ecological Society of America

William Lauenroth, a Professor in the Practice at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and pioneer in the field of drylands ecology, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the Ecological Society of America for his contributions to research and discovery.

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Lauenroth, who joined the F&ES faculty last year, was “elected for visionary leadership, outstanding service, and major scientific contributions to the understanding of rangeland ecology, for excellence in mentoring students, and for translation of science to practice.”
During his career he has conducted research in the U.S., South America, and Asia and has mentored more than 30 graduate students who are now established in the field.
He has also explored the impact that climate change will have on drylands in the western U.S.
Before coming to Yale he was a professor in the Department of Botany at the University of Wyoming (UW). He still holds appointments at UW and Colorado State University.
ESA Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the organization, including, but not restricted to, those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations, and the broader society.
They are elected for life.
PUBLISHED: February 8, 2017
Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles posted prior to July 1, 2020, refer to the School's name at that time.