Congratulations to Mary Power and Dan Simberloff who, along with 82 other distinguished scientists (4, including Power, from UC Berkeley), were elected to the National Academy of Sciences this week.

Mary Power is a freshwater ecologist and has done groundbreaking work on the Eel River.  Mary also serves on the editorial board of our own Freshwater Ecology series, is a contributor to a forthcoming UC Press book on the ecosystems of California, and is President of the Ecological Society of America.

Dan Simberloff is from the University of Tennessee and the lead editor of the third volume in the Encyclopedias of the Natural World series.  His volume is the Encyclopedia of Biological Invasion, which he co-edited with Marcel Rejmanek from UC Davis. Dan has contributed several blurbs for UC Press books including Laws, Theories and Patterns in Ecology and the brand new Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology, which he describes as a “… great service …”

That makes two posts in the same week where I got to open with the word “Congratulations.”  Not bad.