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The Fellows of the California Academy of Sciences are a group of distinguished scientists, nominated and appointed in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the natural sciences. Fellows help us extend the Academy's positive impact on research, public engagement, and education, through individual and collaborative efforts with Academy researchers and staff.

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Yellow and brown butterfly

ACKERLY, David (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Plant Ecology, Climate Change, Conservation, California Biodiversity

ALBERTS, Bruce M.
Expertise: Molecular and Conservation Biology

ALCALA, Angel C.
Expertise: Marine Biology and Conservation

ALEMSEGED, Zeresenay (University of Chicago)
Expertise: Anthropology and Paleoanthropology

ALMEDA, Frank (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Botany

ALVAREZ, Walter
Expertise: 
Geology

ANDERSON, Steven C. (University of the Pacific)
Expertise: Herpetology

ANDREWS, Christopher
Expertise: 
Aquarium Management and Parasitology

ANDREWS, Fred
Expertise: Entomology

ARNOLD, E. N. (Natural History Museum, London)
Expertise: Herpetology

ARNOLD, Jeanne E. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Expertise: Archaeology of California; Chumash Peoples of Channel Islands; Labor Organization and Evolution of Leadership; Craft Specialization; Theory of Political/Economic Evolution

ARP, Alissa J.
Expertise: 
Marine Biology

AVISE, John C.
Expertise: 
Genetics and Ecology

AYALA, Francisco J.
Expertise: Genetics

BALDWIN, Bruce (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Plant Evolutionary Biology, California Floristics, Biogeography, Island Biology

BALL, George E.
Expertise: Entomology

BARBER, Richard (Duke University)
Expertise: Oceanic primary productivity, Mercury in marine fish

BARONSKY, Anthony D.
Expertise:
 Paleontology

BARRETT, Reginald H. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Management

BARRON, John (U.S. Geological Survey)
Expertise: Marine diatoms, Paleoclimate, Paleoceanography​​​​​​

BARTHOLOMEW, Bruce (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Botany

BASRI, Gibor (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Stars (formation, activity, evolution); Brown Dwarfs, Red Dwarfs, Exoplanets

BATALHA, Natalie
Expertise: Astronomy

BAUER, Aaron (Villanova University)
Expertise: Herpetology, Systematics, Biogeography, Morphology

BECKWITH, Steven V.
Expertise: Astronomy

BENNETT, Shannon N. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Microbiology

BENNETTA, William J.
Expertise: 
Science and Public Policy

BERGMAN, Robert C.
Expertise: 
Chemistry

BERLIN, Brent
Expertise: 
Anthropology

BERNARDI, Giacomo (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Ichthyology, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics

BESHKOV, Vladimir A.
Expertise: 
Herpetology

BHAYA, Devaki

BICKLER, Philip E.
Expertise: 
Comparative Physiology, Neuroscience and Anesthesiology

BISCHOFF, James L.
Expertise: 
Marine Geology

BLACK, Jeffrey (Humboldt State University)
Expertise: Ecology and Behavior (birds)

BLACKBURN, David (University of Florida)
Expertise: Evolution, Herpetology, Africa

BLACKBURN, Elizabeth H.
Expertise: 
Molecular Biology

BLAKE, James A.
Expertise: Invertebrate Zoology

BLOCK, Barbara A.
Expertise:
 Evolutionary, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

BOGGS, Carol (University of South Carolina)
Expertise: Conservation Biology, Invasive Species, Population Biology, Ecology

BOLLENS, Stephen (Washington State University)
Expertise: Aquatic Ecology; Biological Oceanography; Invasive Species; Climate Change

BOSTON, Penelope
Expertise:
Astrobiology

BOWEN, Sarane T.
Expertise: 
Genetics

BOWIE, Rauri C. K.
Expertise:
 Orinthology

BOYER, Katharyn (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Wetland and Coastal Ecology

BRASHARES, Justin
Expertise: 
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

BRAUMAN, John I.
Expertise: Chemistry

BRIGGS, Thomas S.
Expertise: 
Entomology

BRIGGS, Winslow R. (Carnegie Institution for Science)
Expertise: Effects of light on plant development; post-fire ecology

BRISCOE, Adriana
Expertise: 
Evolutionary Biology

BROWN, Michael E.
Expertise:
Astronomy

BROWN, Robert D. Jr.
Expertise: 
Geology

BRUNS, Thomas D.
Expertise: 
Mycology

BRUSCA, Richard (University of Arizona & Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)
Expertise: Southwestern Natural History, Sea of Cortez, Invertebrates, Sky Islands

BUDDEMEIER, Robert W.
Expertise: 
Plant Ecology

BURKE, Margaret (Meg) G. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Behavioral Ecology and Education

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C–E

Close-up photo of mosquito on skin

CABROL, Nathalie A.
Expertise: 
Astrobiology

CAILLIET, Gregor (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University)
Expertise: Marine Ichthyology, Ecology, Fisheries

CALDWELL, Roy (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Marine Invertebrate Behavior (stomatopods and octopuses)

CAPONE, Douglas G.
Expertise: Biological Oceanography, Marine Microbiology

CARDÉ, Ring
Expertise: Entomology

CAREY, James (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Insect lifespan, Aging, Invasion Biology

CARLQUIST, Sherwin
Expertise: Botany

CARLSON, Sandy​ (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Paleobiology, Evolutionary Biology, Marine Metazoans

CARLTON, James (Williams College)
Expertise: Marine Invasive Species, Marine Extinctions

CARPENTER, Edward (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Marine Phytoplankton, Cyanobacteria, Nitrogen Fixation

CARPENTER, James (American Museum of Natural History)
Expertise: Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Systematics

CARPENTER, Kent M.
Expertise:
E​ntomology

CARR, Mark (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Coastal Marine Ecology, Conservation and Fisheries

CASKEY, John
Expertise: Geology, Neotectonics

CHANNING, Alan
Expertise:
Herpetology

CHIARIELLO, Nona
Expertise: Global Ecology

CHRISTIANSEN, Robert L.
Expertise:
Geology

CIPRIANO, Frank
Expertise:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

CLAGUE, David (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
Expertise: Submarine Geology, Volcanology

CLEMENS, William A.
Expertise:
Paleontology

COALE, Kenneth (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories)
Expertise: Marine Biogeochemistry/Chemical cycling

COCHLAN, William (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Phytoplankton Ecology and Physiology, Nutrient dynamics in coastal and oceanic systems

COHEN, Anne C.
Expertise:
Ostracod systematics, bioluminescent signaling ostracods

COHEN, Sarah C. (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Marine, Evolutionary Ecology, Ascidians, Disease

COLLMAN, James P.
Expertise:
Chemistry

COLWELL, Robert K.
Expertise:
Zoology

COMINSKY, Lynn
Expertise: 
Cosmology

CONKEY, Margaret W.
Expertise: 
Anthropology

CONKLIN, Bruce (Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco)
Expertise: Human Genetics, Stem Cells, Disease

CONNOR, Edward F.
Expertise: 
Ecology

CONOMOS, T. J.
Expertise:
Marine Geology

CORTI, Claudia (University of Florence Natural History Museum)
Expertise: Herpetology

CORY, Lawrence
Expertise:
Herpetology

COSTA, Daniel (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Foraging, Physiological Ecology of marine mammals and seabirds

CROCKER, Daniel E.
Expertise:
Ecology and Physiology

CROLL, Donald
Expertise:
Ecology of Marine Predators, Island Ecology and Conservation

CRUIKSHANK, Dale P.
Expertise:
Planetary Astronomy

DAILY, Gretchen (Stanford University)
Expertise: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Human well-being

DALY, Marymeghan
Expertise:
Animal Systematics and Ecology, Cnidaria

DANIELS, Thomas F.
Expertise:
Botany

DAVID, Bruno
Expertise:
Paleontology, Marine Biology, Evolution

DAWSON, Todd (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Plant ecology & physiology, Environmental change science

DePAOLO, Donald J.
Expertise:
Geosciences

DeFRIES, Ruth
Expertise:
Landscape Ecology

DeRISI, Joseph
Expertise:
Molecular Biology, Genomics, Parasitology, Virology, Computational Biology

DES MARAIS, David
Expertise:
Geology and Astrobiology

DESJARDIN, Dennis (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Mycology, Biodiversity, Evolutionary Biology

DESMOND-HELLMANN, Susan P.
Expertise:
Oncology and Biotechnology

DIAMOND, Marian C.
Expertise:
Anatomy

DICKINSON, Janis (Cornell University)
Expertise: Behavioral Ecology, Cooperation, Citizen Science

DIETRICH, William (Bill) (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Geomorphology

DIRZO, Rodolfo (Stanford University)
Expertise: Conservation science, tropical ecology, species interactions

DOAK, Daniel
Expertise:
Evolutionary Ecology

DOMINGO, Carmen
Expertise:
Science Education

DOWELL, Robert V.
Expertise:
Entomology

DOYEN, John T.
Expertise:
Entomology

DOYLE, James A.
Expertise:
Botany

DOYLE, Willaim T.
Expertise:
Botany

DRAKE, Frank
Expertise:
Astronomy

DREWES, Robert C. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Herpetology

DUGDALE, Richard
Expertise:
Oceanography

DUMBACHER, John (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Ornithology, Molecular evolution, Chemical defense, Genomics

DUNCAN, Thomas O.
Expertise:
Botany

DUNNE, Thomas
Expertise:
Botany

DURHAM, William (Stanford University)
Expertise: Environmental Anthropology, Sustainability Science, Community-based Conservation, Costa Rica and Galapagos

EAKIN, David M.
Expertise:
Physics

EARLE, Sylvia (National Geographic, Mission Blue, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research)
Expertise: Marine Algae, Global ocean ecosystems, Deep Sea life, Technologies for Ocean Exploration, Research, Education and Conservation.

EHRLICH, Anne H.
Expertise: ​​​​​​​Conservation Biology

EHRLICH, Paul R. (Stanford University)
Expertise: ​​​​​​​Conservation Biology

EISENHARDT, Emil R.
Expertise: ​​​​​​​Conservation

EKMAN, Paul
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Comparative Psychology

ELACHI, Charles
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Earth, Ocean and Atmosphere Science from Space

ELIAS, Peter M.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Medicine

ELIAS, Thomas
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Botany

EPEL, David
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Cell Biology and Developmental Biology

ERMAN, Don C.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Fisheries Ecology

ERWIN, Terry L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Entomology

ESCHMEYER, William N.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Ichthyology

ESPOSITO, Lauren (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Arachnology, Evolution on Islands

ESTES, James A.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Marine Ecology
 

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F–H

Teal and brown butterfly

FABER, Sandra
Expertise:
Astronomy

FARRINGTON, George C.
Expertise:
Chemistry

FAUTIN, Daphne G.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

FELDMAN, Lewis J.
Expertise:
Botany

FELDMAN, Marcus W.
Expertise:
Mathematical Biology

FERRARIS, Carl J.
Expertise:
Ichthyology

FIEDLER, Peggy (University of California Natural Reserve System)
Expertise: Conservation Biology, Calochortus Ecology, Systematics

FIELD, Christopher B.
Expertise:
Golbal Ecology

FILIPPENKO, Alexei
Expertise:
Astronomy

FINE, Paul (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Tropical Diversity, Tree Ecology and Evolution, Plant-insect interactions

FISHER, Brian (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Entomology

FORSBURG, Susan (University of Southern California)
Expertise: Genome Stability; Chromosomes; Yeast; DNA Replication

FOSTER, Michael S. (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories)
Expertise: Marine Ecology, Phycology, Coastal Pollution

FOX, Laurel R.
Expertise:
Ecology

FRAKNOI, Andrew (Foothill College)
Expertise: Astronomy, Planetary Science, Astronomy Education, Science Education

FRANK, Laurence G.
Expertise:
Mammalogy

FRITSCH, Peter W.
Expertise:
Botany

FULL, Robert J.
Expertise:
Zoology

FUNG, Inez
Expertise:
Atmospher-Biospher Interactions

GALEHOUSE, Jon S.
Expertise:
Geology

GARFIELD, Newell T.
Expertise:
Physical Oceanography

GARZA, Carlos
Expertise:
Molecular Exology, Conservation Genetics

GAUTHIER, Jacques A. (Yale University)
Expertise: Herpetology

GELLER, Jonathan B.
Expertise:
Marine Ecology and Marine Molecular Ecology

GETZ, Wayne M.
Expertise:
Entomology

GHEZ, Andrea
Expertise:
Astrophysics

GHISELIN, Michael (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology

GILBERT, Gregory S.
Expertise:
Microbial Ecology

GILLESPIE, Rosemary G.
Expertise: Entomology

GIRIBET, Gonzalo (Harvard University)
Expertise: Systematics, Invertebrates, Biogeography, Marine Biology, Arachnology

GLAZER, Alexander N.
Expertise:
Molecular and Conservation Biology

GLICKMAN, Stephen E.
Expertise:
Physchology

GOFF, Lynda J.
Expertise:
Phycology

GOLDEN, David (Stanford University)
Expertise: Chemical Kinetics

GOLDMAN, Charles R.
Expertise:
Zoology

GOLDMAN, Michael A.
Expertise:
Medical Genetics and Chromosomal Evolution

GORDON, Deborah M. (Stanford University)
Expertise: Collective Behavior, Ant Colony Organization, Invasion Ecology

GORMAN, George C.
Expertise:
Evolutionary Biology

GOSLINER, Terrence M. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Malacology

GRAHAM, Michael (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories)
Expertise: Kelp Forest Ecology, Sustainable Aquaculture

GREENE, Harry W.
Expertise: Herpetology

GREENE, H. Gary
Expertise:
Marine Geology

GREENFIELD, David W.
Expertise:
Ichthyology

GRIGGS, Gary (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Coastal Geology & Oceanography; California Coast

GRISWOLD, Charles E. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Entomology

GROSBERG, Richard K.
Expertise:
Evolution and Invertebrate Biology

GROVE, Karen (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Sedimentary Geology and Tectonics

GUSTAFSSON, Claes (DNA2.0)
Expertise: Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering, Recombinant Protein Expression

HADLY, Elizabeth
Expertise:
Mammalogy, Vertebrate Evolution, Climate Change

HAFERNIK, John (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Entomology, Conservation Biology, Citizen Science, Threats to Honey Bees

HALPERN, Benjamin
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Marine Ecology

HALPERN, David
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Physical Oceanography

HARCOURT, Alexander
Expertise:
Primatology

HARRISON, Susan P.
Expertise:
Conservation Biology

HARROLD, Christopher
Expertise:
Marine Biology, Conservation

HARTE, John
Expertise:
Environmental Studies

HARVEY, James T.
Expertise:
Marine Biology

HASTORF, Christine (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Andean Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany

HAUSSLER, David
Expertise:
Computer Science

HAYES, Tyrone B.
Expertise:
Herpetology

HEDRICK, Michael (California State University, East Bay)
Expertise: Amphibians; Cardiovascular Physiology; Respiratory Physiology; Lymphatics

HEILES, Carl E.
Expertise:
Astronomy

HERMANS, Colin (Sonoma State University)
Expertise: Development and Evolution of Polychaeta, Evolution of invertebrate's eyes, Duo-gland adhesive systems, Evolution of homoplasy in meiofauna Metaphorical Biology and Epistemology

HEYNEMAN, Donald
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology and Parasitology

HICKMAN, Carole S.
Expertise:
Paleontology

HICKS, James W. (University of California, Irvine)
Expertise: Cardiovascular Physiology

HILL, Tessa (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Oceanography, Climate Change, Paleoclimate, Ocean Acidification

HILLMAN, Stanley
Expertise:
Environmental Physiology of Amphibians and Herpetology

HOCHBERG, Fregerick G., Jr.
Expertise:
 Invertebrate Zoology

HOEHLER, Tori M.
Expertise:
Astrobiology and Biochemistry

HOLDREN, John P.
Expertise:
 Energy and Natural Resources

HOLL, Karen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Restoration Ecology

HORMIGA, Gustavo (George Washington University)
Expertise: Systematics, taxonomy, evolution, spiders, arachnid

HOWELL, Kim M.
Expertise:
Herpetology

HRDY, Sarah B.
Expertise:
Anthropology​​​​​​​

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I–L

Galapagos vermilion flycatcher

INGLE, James C.
Expertise:
Paleontology

INGRAM, Lynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Paleoclimatology, Climate History of California and the West, San Francisco Bay Sedimentary History

IRWIN, Michael E.
Expertise:
Entomology

ISBELL, Lynne (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

IWAMOTO, Tomio (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Ichthyology

JABLONSKI, Nina (Pennsylvania State University)
Expertise: Paleoanthropology, Human Adaptation, Primate Evolution

JACKSON, Rodney M.
Expertise:
Conservation Biology

JAMES, Matthew (Sonoma State University)
Expertise: Galapagos Islands, history of California Academy of Sciences, Charles Darwin, Evolution, paleontology, Hawaiian Islands, Maritime History, Burgess Shale, History of Science

JENSEN, William A.
Expertise:
Botany

JOHANSON, Donald Carl (Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University)
Expertise: Paleoanthropology: search for human ancestors

JOHNSON, Rebecca (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Marine Science and Citizen Science

JOSSELYN, Michael (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Wetland Ecology, Wetland Restoration, Estuarine Ecology

KAVANAUGH, David (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Systematics, Phylogeny and Zoogeography of Carabid Beetles, effects of Climate Change on Montane Biotas

KELLEY, James (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Oceanography of Coastal Upwelling areas, Offshore Drilling, El Nino

KENNEDY, Donald
Expertise:
Biological Sciences

KIMBEL, William (Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University)
Expertise: Evolutionary Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Africa

KIMMERER, Wim
Expertise:
 Estuarine Ecology

KIRCH, Patrick (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Pacific Islands Archaeology, Island socio-ecosystems, Polynesian prehistory

KISTNER, David H.
Expertise:
 Entomology

KLEIN, Richard (Stanford University)
Expertise: Human Biological and Behavioral Evolution

KOCH, Paul L. L.
Expertise:
Paleobiology and Geobiology

KOCIOLEK, Patrick (University of Colorado)
Expertise: Diatom Studies

KOEHL, Mimi A.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

KOENIG, Walt (Cornell University; University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Behavioral Ecology; Social Behavior; Reproductive Strategies of Trees

KUHI, Leonard V.L (University of California, Berkeley and University of Minnesota, Professor Emeritus)
Expertise: Star formation and early stellar evolution

LACEY, Eileen A.
Expertise: Astronomy

LAETSCH, Watson M.
Expertise:
Botany

LAGIOS, Michael D.
Expertise:
Ichthyology

LANE, Robert S.
Expertise:
Entomology

LANGENHEIM, Jean (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Plant Resins: chemistry, evolution (including amber), Ecology (especially tropical trees) and Ethnobotany

LAPORTE, Leo F.
Expertise:
Geology

LARSON, Ralph (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: California Marine Fish Ecology

LATTIN, John D.
Expertise:
 Entomology

LAWRY, James
Expertise: Anatomy, Physiology, Vertebrates, Invertebrates

LE BOEUF, Burney J.
Expertise:
Biology

LEAKEY, Richard E.
Expertise:
Anthropology

LEAL, Walter S.
Expertise:
Chemical Ecology and Entomology

LEBUHN, Gretchen (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Ecology, Citizen Science, Pollination

LEE, Welton
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

LEIDY, Robert A. (US Environmental Protection Agency)
Expertise: Ecology (Aquatic and Community), Wetlands Science and Policy, Fisheries Biology, Native Fish Conservation, Conservation Biology

LEINEN, Margaret S.
Expertise:
Oceanography, Climate Engineering

LEONARD, Janet L.
Expertise:
Neurobiology and Behavior

LOARIE, Scott (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Biodiversity

LESTER, William A.
Expertise:
Physical Chemistry

LEVITON, Alan E. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Herpetology of Asia, Biogeography, History of Geology

LEWIN, Matthew R.
Expertise:
Emergency Medicine

LEWIS, Lowell N.
Expertise:
Botany

LICUANAN, Wilfredo
Expertise: Coral Reef Ecology

LICHT, Paul
Expertise:
Herpetology

LIDICKER, William Z. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Ecology, Mammalogy, Behavior, Conservation Biology

LIGHTFOOT, Kent G. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: North American Archaeology, Colonialism, Human-Environmental Interactions

LINDBERG, David R.
Expertise:
 Malacology and Inegrative Biology

LIPPS, Jere H. (University of California, Berkeley) 
Expertise:
Paleontology

LOHER, Warner J.
Expertise:
Entomology

LONG, Sharon R.
Expertise:
Plant and Microbial Symbiosis

LOWENSTEIN, Jerold
Expertise:
Medicine

LUBCHENCO, Jane
Expertise:
Marine Biology

LYON, Bruce (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, Social Behavior, Reproductive Strategies

LYONS, James M.
Expertise:
Plant Physiology

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M–O

Chimpanzee with dandelion in mouth

MACKEY, James P.
Expertise:
 Herpetology

MADDISON, David
Expertise: Entomology, Informatics, Computer Programming and Software Development

MANCINELLI, Rocco (BAER Institute)
Expertise: Microbial Ecology, Space Microbiology

MANDRA, York T.
Expertise:
Paleontology

MANGEL, Marc (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Mathematical Biology, with applications to Ecology and Evolution

MARCY, Geoffrey
Expertise:
Astrophysics

MARSHALL, Charles R. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Paleontology, deep time evolutionary biology

MATSON, Pamela (Stanford University)
Expertise: Sustainability Science, Climate Change impacts, Science Leadership

MAVERAKIS, Emanual (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Translational Immunological Research

MAX, Claire
Expertise:
Astronomy, Adaptive Optics

McCLEESE, Daniel (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)
Expertise: Space Science

McCOSKER, John (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: White sharks, Galapagos fishes, Snake eels and Moray eels, Salmonid conservation

McCRONE, Alistair W.
Expertise:
Geology

McGUIRE, Jimmy A. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Herpetology, Phylogenetics, Biogeography, Hummingbird comparative biology

McHENRY, Henry M. (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Paleoanthropology, Plio-Pleistocene hominids, Human Evolution

MEDINA, Monica
Expertise:
Evolutionary Genomics and Systems Biology

MENON, Gopinathan (Ashland Corporation)
Expertise: Skin Biology, Electron Microscopy, Avian epidermis, Barrier functions of skin

MERENLENDER, Adina
Expertise:
Conservation Biology

MICHELI, Elisabeth
Expertise:
Eco-Hydrology

MICHELI, Fiorenza
Expertise:
Marine Ecology and Conservation

MILLER, Kathy Ann (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Phycology, Systematics, California seaweeds

MILTON, Katharine (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Primate Ecology, Diet and Human evolution, Phenology of tropical forest trees

MISHLER, Brent (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Bryophyte biology; Plant systematics; Phylogenetic biodiversity and Endemism studies

MOE, Richard L.
Expertise:
Phycology

MONTEVERDI, John P.
Expertise: Meteorology

MOOI, Rich (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Evolutionary Biology, Echinoderms, Coral Reefs, Art in science​​​​​

MOONEY, Harold (Stanford University)
Expertise: Global Change Biology, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Ecosystems of California

MOORES, Eldridge
Expertise:
Geology

MORATTO, Michael J. (Applied EarthWorks, Inc.)
Expertise: Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, California Prehistory

MORGAN, Steve
Expertise:
Behavioral Ecology, Biological Oceanography

MORITZ, Craig C.
Expertise:
Evolutionary and Sonservation Genetics

MORRISON, David D.
Expertise:
Planetary Astronomy

MOSHER, Carol W.
Expertise:
Chemistry

MOYLE, Peter (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Freshwater and Alien fishes of California

MULLER, Richard A.
Expertise:
Astrophysics

MURPHY, Michael, A.
Expertise:
Paleontology and Geology

NACHMAN, Michael W.
Expertise:
Mammalogy and Evolutionary Genetics

NAGALINGUM, Nathalie (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Botany, Cycads

NEVINS, Donald J.
Expertise:
Botany

NEWBERRY, Andrew T.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Biology

NICHOLS, Frederic H.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

NIELSEN, Karina
Expertise:
Marine Ecology

NIESEN, Thomas (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Population Ecology of Marine Invertebrates

NORRIS, Daniel H.
Expertise:
Botany

NORVIG, Peter
Expertise:
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

NUR, Amos M.
Expertise:
Geology

O'GRADY, Patrick M.
Expertise:
Evolutionary Biology

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P–R

Clownfish hiding in anemone

PACKARD, Richard (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Superfluid Helium

PADIAN, Kevin
Expertise:
 Paleontology

PAGE, Robert E., Jr.
Expertise:
Entomology

PALUMBI, Stephen R.
Expertise:
Molecular Evolution and Conservation Biology

PAPENFUSS, Theodore (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Amphibian and Reptile Ecology and Systematics

PARENTI, Lynne R. (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Expertise: Systematic Ichthyology, Comparative Biogeography, Reproductive Biology of Fishes

PARKER, Ingrid (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Plant Ecology, Invasion Biology, Conservation

PARKER, Sue Taylor
Expertise: 
Anthropology

PARKER, Thomas (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Plant Ecology; Evolutionary Ecology

PARNELL, Dennis R.
Expertise:
Botany

PATTERSON, Robert (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Botany, Flora of California, Polemoniaceae

PATTON, James L.
Expertise:
Mammalogy

PEARSE, John S.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

PEARSE, Vicki B.
Expertise:
Invertebrate Zoology

PENDLETON, Yvonne (NASA Ames Research Center)
Expertise: Organics in the Interstellar Medium, Origin and Evolution of dust and ice in space, Primitive bodies in the Solar System

PERLMAN, David
Expertise:
Journalism

PERLMUTTER, Saul
Expertise:
Astrophysics

PESTRONG, Raymond
Expertise:
Geology

PETRINOVICH, Lewis
Expertise:
Orinthology

PHILANDER, George Samuel
Expertise:
Ocean-Atmospher Interactions

PIETSCH, Theodore W. (University of Washington)
Expertise: Biological Oceanography, Evolutionary Biology, Ichthyology,

PILCHER, Carl B.
Expertise:
Astrobiology, Astronomy, Planetary Science

PISTER, Edwin P.​​​​​
Expertise: Conservation Biology

PISTER, Karl (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Science and Technology policy; Educational policy

PLATNICK, Norman (American Museum of Natural History)
Expertise: Spiders, Systematics

POGSON, Grant
Expertise:
Molecular Population Genetics and Ecological Genetics

POINAR, George O., Jr.
Expertise:
Entomology

POLLARD, Katherine (Gladstone Institutes & University of California, San Francisco)
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Statistics, Comparative Genomics, Metagenomics

PORCO, Carolyn
Expertise:
Planetary Science

POTTS, Donald (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Coral Reef Ecology, Geology and History

POWELL, Jerry A.
Expertise:
Entomology

POWELL, Thomas M.
Expertise: Oceanography, Limnology and Aquatic Biology

POWER, Mary E.
Expertise:
Ecology of Riverine Systems

PRIMARK, Joel R.
Expertise:
Astronomy and Physics

PULAWSKI, Wojciech J. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: systematic of solitary wasp Sphecidae​

PURCELL, Alexander (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Entomology, Microbiology, Plant Disease Ecology

RAIMONDI, Peter R.
Expertise:
Marine Ecology

RANDALL, Jan
Expertise:
Animal Behavior

​​​​​RALLS, Katherine
Expertise: Conservation Biology and Mammalogy

RATHBUN, Galen (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Behavioral Ecology, African Mammals, Sengis or Elephant-shrews

RAVEN, Peter (Missouri Botanical Garden, Washington University in St. Louis, Emeritus)
Expertise: Plant systematics and evolution, conservation, international science

RENTZ, David C. F.
Expertise:
Entomology

RESH, Vincent (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Freshwater Ecology, Water-borne vectors of disease, Water pollution, San Francisco Delta

REYNOLDS, Don R.
Expertise:
Botany

REYNOLDS, Wynetka A.
Expertise:
Biochemistry

RICHARDS, Mark
Expertise:
Geophysics

RICHERSON, Peter J. (University of California, Davis )
Expertise: Cultural Evolution, Human Ecology

RICHMOND, Rollin C.
Expertise:
Evolutionary Genetics

RICK, John W.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Archeology and Paleoecology

RISCH, Neil (University of California, San Francisco)
Expertise: Human Population Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology

ROBISON, Bruce H.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Deep-Sea Biology

ROCHA, Luiz A. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ichthyology

RODDA, Peter U.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Geology

RODERICK, George K.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

RODMAN, Peter
Expertise:
​​​​​​Anthropology

ROGOFF, Barbara
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Developmental Psychology

ROOPNARINE, Peter (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Invertebrate Paleontology

ROOT, Terry L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Climate Change Sensitivity of Vertebrates

ROTH, Barry
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Malacology and Paleontology

ROTHSCHILD, Lynn (NASA Ames Research Center)
Expertise: Evolution, Protistology, Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology

ROUGHGARDEN, Joan E.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Herpetology

ROUTMAN, Eric J.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Herpetology

RUIBAL, Rodolfo
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Herpetology

RUNNEGAR, Bruce
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Geology and Paleontology

0

S–U

Fossilized ammonite

SAMPER, Cristián​​​​​ (Wildlife Conservation Society)​​
Expertise: Biodiversity

SAPOLSKY, Robert
Expertise:
Neuroendocrinology

SARGENT, Anneila (California Institute of Technology)
Expertise: Astronomy, Astrophysics

SARUKHAN, Jose
Expertise:
Botany

SCHWEICKART, Russell L.
Expertise:
Astrobiology

SCOTCHMOOR, Judy (University of California Museum of Paleontology)
Expertise: Education and Outreach

SCOTT, Eugenie C. (National Center for Science Education)
Expertise: Evolution Education; Science Denialism; Science and Religion; Science Communication

SEHGAL, Ravinder N. M.
Expertise:
Avian Parasitology, Ecology of Infectious Disease

SEIBEL, Erwin
Expertise:
Oceanography

SHAFFER, Bradley H.
Expertise:
Herpetology

SHAPIRO, Arthur M. (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Evolutionary Ecology, Biogeography, Speciation, Lepidoptera

SHAPLEY, Alice (University of California, Los Angeles)
Expertise: Astronomy, Astrophysics

SHELLHAMMER, Howard (San Jose State University)
Expertise: Salt marsh harvest mouse, Giant Sequoia fire ecology

SHEVOCK, Jim (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Moss diversity and Floristics

SHOSTAK, Seth (SETI Institute)
Expertise: Astronomy, Search for Extraterrestrial Life

SHUBIN, Neil H.
Expertise:
Evolutionary Biology

SIERWALD, Petra
Expertise:
Entomology

SILVER, Mary W.
Expertise:
Biological Oceanography

SIMISON, Brian W. (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Genomics

SIMMS, Ellen L.
Expertise:
Botany

SINERVO, Barry R.
Expertise:
Ecology

SKLAR, Leonard S.
Expertise:
Geology

SLOAN, Doris H.
Expertise:
Geology

SMITH, Alan (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Systematics and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes

SMITH, Edmund (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Behavioral response fish and invertebrates to toxic substances; Functional Morphology of Mollusca; Reproductive Physiology of fish and invertebrates

SMITH, Edward L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entomology

SMITH, Thomas (University of California, Los Angeles)
Expertise: Tropical biodiversity, conservation, evolution in human altered environments, ecology of disease

SOMERO, George
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Evolutionary Biochemistry

SORK, Victoria, L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Evolutionary Biology

SOULE, Michael E.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Evolutionary and Conservation Biology

SOUSA, Wayne P.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marine Ecology

SPECHT, Chelsea
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Plant Genetics and Genomics

SPERO, Howard J.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Paleoceanography

SPICER, Gregory S.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Invertebrate Zoology

STANTON, Maureen L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Population Biology

STEVENS, Calvin (San Jose State University)
Expertise: Sedimentary Geology, Stratigraphy and Paleontology

STILLMAN, Jonathon H.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Invertebrate Physiology and Molecular Biology

STINE, Scott W.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Geography

STRAUSS, Sharon (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Evolutionary Ecology, Community Ecology, Plant Ecology

STROTHER, John L. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Botany, Taxonomy, Compositae

SULLIVAN, Raymond (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Stratigraphy, Petroleum Geology

SWEENEY, James, R.
​​​​​​​Expertise: ​​​​​​​Botany

TALAMANTES, Frank
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Endocrinology

TALBOT, Frank H.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marine Biology

TANG, Carol (Children's Creativity Museum)
Expertise: Marine Paleontology and Paleoecology, Learning in museums and aquaria, Children and Technology, Science Education

TANNER, Kimberly (San Francisco State University)
Expertise: Biology Education, Neuroscience, Education Research, Science Misconceptions

TARTER, Jill C.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Astronomy

TAUBER, Catherine A. (Cornell University & University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Evolutionary Biology, and Systematics of Neuroptera, and Insect seasonal cycles

TAYLOR, Leighton R.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ichthyology

TAYLOR, John (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Evolution of Fungi

TENAZA, Richard R.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mammalogy

THOMPSON, John N.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ecology, Evolution

THORP, Robbin W.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entomology

TIONOCO, Ignacio
Expertise: ​​​​​​​Chemistry

TOMLINSON, Regina
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Invertebrate Zoology

TOON, Brian (University of Colorado)
Expertise: ​​​​​​​Atmospheric Science

TRAUTWEIN, Michelle (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Entomology

TRENT, Jonathan (OMEGA Global Initiative/NASA)
Expertise: Sustainable water-food-energy, Marine Science, Extremophile Microbiology

TUCKER, Brian (GeoHazards International)
Expertise: Natural Disaster risk reduction in the world's most vulnerable communitie

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V–Z

Carpet beetle

VALE, Ronald D.
Expertise:
Cell Biology, Public Science Education

VALENTINE, James (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Paleobiology, Biodiversity Regulation, Macroevolution

VAN VALKENBURGH, Blaire
Expertise:
Vertebrate Paleontology

VERMEIJ, Geerat J. (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Evolution, Paleobiology, Malacology, Plants

VITOUSEK, Peter M.
Expertise:
Ecology

VRENDENBURG, Vance T.
Expertise:
Evolution and Ecology

WAINWRIGHT, Peter (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Evolution, Ecology, and Functional Morphology of Fishes

WAKE, David B.  (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Herpetology

WAKE, Marvalee H. (University of California, Berkeley)
Expertise: Zoology

WALL, Diana H.
Expertise:
Soil Biology

WALTER, Robert C.
Expertise:
Geology

WARD, Peter (University of Washington)
Expertise: Nautilus biology, Deepwater reefs, Mass extinctions, Cretaceous ammonites

WARD, Philip (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Systematics and Evolution of Ants; Biogeography; Speciation

WASBAUER, Marius S.
Expertise:
Entomology

WASHBURN, Dorothy K. (University Museum, University of Pennsylvania)
Expertise: Analysis of archaeological and ethnographic geometric design by plane pattern symmetries. Interpretation of patterns as cultural metaphors.

WATT, Kenneth E.
Expertise:
Zoology

WATT, Ward B.
Expertise:
Evolutionary Biology

WAYNE, Robert
Expertise:
Molecular Systematics

WELCH, William (Jack)
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Expertise: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

WEMMER, Chris
Expertise: Mammals, Ecology, Behavior

WETZEL, Cherie L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Botany

WHITE, Lisa E.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Geology and Paleontology

WILKERSON, Frances
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Biological Oceanography

WILKERSON, Mark
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Herpetology

WILL, Kipling W.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entomology

WILLIAMS, Gary (California Academy of Sciences)
Expertise: Marine Biology, Invertebrate Zoology

WILLIAMS, Neal (University of California, Davis)
Expertise: Ecology

WILLIAMS, R. Sanders
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Medicine, Cell Biology and Genetics

WILLIAMS, Stanley C.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​Entomology

WILLIAMS, Susan L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marine Ecology

WILLIAMS, Terrie
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Comparative Physiology

WRIGHT, Dawn
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oceanography

WUNSCH, Carl (Harvard University)
Expertise: Oceanography​​​​​

ZACHOS, James (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Expertise: Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Stratigraphy

ZALOM, Frank G.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entomology

ZARE, Richard N. (Stanford University)
Expertise: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Sciences

ZAVALETA, Erika S.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Conservation Biology

ZHAO, Ermi
Expertise: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Herpetology

ZIHLMAN, Adrienne L.
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Anthropolgy

ZUCKER, Irving
Expertise:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Biology

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Fellow Medalists

The Academy’s highest honor is the Fellows Medal, awarded since 1964 to particularly prominent scientists who have been recognized for outstanding contributions to their field(s). 

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The Distinguished Service Award is an honor that’s given to scientists, staff, or other colleagues who have made critical contributions to the Academy itself.

2020 Fellows Nominations are closed

Fellows nominations for 2021 will be accepted from mid-November 2020 to mid-February 2021.  We seek distinguished scientists active in cutting-edge research and science communication to join our Academy Fellows.