American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

ASN Honorary Lifetime Member, Ellen Ketterson

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Ellen Ketterson
Ellen Ketterson

The ASN is delighted to announce its newest Honorary Lifetime Member: Ellen Ketterson, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology, Indiana University. Ellen was selected in recognition of her career-long contributions to the understanding of central themes lying at the intersection of ecology, evolution, and behavior, studied via a model system that she and her students developed, the dark-eyed junco. Beyond her exemplary and award-winning research accomplishments, Ellen has been a devoted teacher and mentor throughout her career. She has also served the ASN with great distinction, both as President in 2015 and as an Associate Editor of The American Naturalist for many years. We congratulate her on her selection to the elite group of Honorary Lifetime Members! A full appreciation of Professor Ketterson’s career-long achievements will appear in an upcoming issue of The American Naturalist.

Adult junco.<br>(Credit: Ellen Ketterson)
Adult junco.
(Credit: Ellen Ketterson)

Honorary lifetime memberships in ASN, limited to twelve individuals, are intended to recognize senior scientists whose distinguished research careers epitomize the goal of the Society. New honorary members are chosen through a Society-wide nomination process and selection by the ASN Executive Committee at each year’s annual meeting. We urge members to propose inductees. To do so, provide the current ASN President (Judie Bronstein, judieb@email.arizona) with a statement of your nominee’s suitability for this recognition, preferably accompanied by a CV. We encourage you to keep in mind the global reach of the Society, as well as its broad conceptual scope.