Sarah Hobbie (pictured left) and Marlene Zuk (pictured right) are among the 2017 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). They join 58 previous and current members from the University of Minnesota.
Hobbie is a McKnight Distinguished University Professor in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She investigates the impact of human activity in urban environments; in particular, the causes of urban water pollution.
Zuk is a professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Her research focuses on emerging questions in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. Her lab uses invertebrate systems to study the evolution of mating behavior and secondary sexual characters in natural populations.
The AAAS 2017 class includes 228 new members that include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders. Members include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wolf Prize; MacArthur Fellows; Fields Medalists; Presidential Medal of Freedom and National Medal of Arts recipients; and Academy Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winners. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.