Professor Mark McPeek has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the oldest learned societies. Its mission is to serve the "nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge."* Professor McPeeks joins a distinguished group of more than 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.
Prof. McPeek is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who uses empirical and theoretical approaches to understand the processes that determine organism distribution and abundance. His work also looks at how processes have influenced organism adaptation and diversification over time. Currently, he is studying the influence of species interactions on species coevolution and the biological community structure.
Prof. McPeek joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1992 as an Assistant Professor. His teaching and mentoring has spanned undergraduate and graduate education in ecology, evolution and the effective communication of science. He has served on numerous campus committees and served as Department Chair.
He has received numerous professional honors and awards including 2008 election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and 2010 American Institute of Biological Sciences' President's Citation Award.
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*From the American Academy of Arts and Sciences website.