Doug Landis named Fellow of the AAAS society
November 24, 2020
Doug Landis, a University Distinguished Professor in the Michigan State University Department of Entomology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
“I am very honored to be recognized by AAAS,” Landis said. “I want to thank my many students, postdoctoral research associates, technicians and colleagues who have contributed to the lab’s success over the years.”
Landis was nominated for distinguished contributions to the field of ecology, particularly for uncovering the role of landscape structure in regulating insect biodiversity and ecosystem services. His research focuses on the ecology, conservation and management of insects in landscapes containing both natural and managed ecosystems.
The Landis lab’s research themes include understanding the influence of landscape structure on insect ecology, design of sustainable landscapes to promote ecosystem services, invasive species ecology and management, and conservation/restoration of rare species and communities.