Nona Chiariello elected as Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences
At an evening celebration in San Francisco on October 10, JRBP Staff Scientist Nona Chiariello was honored by induction into the California Academy of Sciences (CAS). She was one of 15 leading scientists elected as a Fellow this year. CAS Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the CAS Board of Trustees, in recognition of being “distinguished scientists who have made notable contributions to science.” In Nona’s case, those contributions include her ground-breaking work in grassland ecology, plant ecophysiology, and global change biology, much of it in connection with the global change experiment that she has helped lead at JRBP over the past two decades, as well as her long-term commitment to facilitating the research of and mentoring myriad scientists and students who conduct work at the preserve. With this lifetime appointment, Nona joined the ranks of about 400 notable scientists who contribute to governing the CAS. Congratulations to Nona on this well-deserved honor!