Tom Veblen is one of four CU-Boulder faculty members who have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2009. Veblen was honored for major research contributions that document how small- and large-scale forest patterns result from interactions among natural disturbances, human activities and recent climatic variations. Veblen has studied the dynamics of forests in Colorado and the southern Andes, including their responses to natural disturbances, human impacts and climate variation. The four new AAAS fellows were among 486 AAAS fellows elected by their peers for efforts to advance science or foster applications deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
Founded in 1848, AAAS works to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs and publications in the areas of science policy, science education and international scientific cooperation. AAAS includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science serving 10 million individuals and publishes the journal Science.
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