Monson Elected as Fellow by American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced its 2013 class of Fellows. This honor is given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space science. AGU’s Fellows program was established in 1962. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year.

Russell K. Monson, professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ School of Natural Resources and the Environment, is among 62 individuals who have been elected as 2013 AGU Fellows. They will be recognized during the Honors Tribute at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, which will take place on December 11, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.

Monson also has an appointment in the University of Arizona's Laboratory for Tree Ring Research. Nominated by colleagues in the Biogeosciences section and the Global Environmental Change section, he was honored with the following citation:

For discerning the ecological and atmospheric function of plant-emitted hydrocarbons and advancing understanding of carbon cycling in forested ecosystems.

The American Geophysical Union is dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach programs. AGU is a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing more than 62,000 members in 144 countries.

Contact name: 
Stuart Marsh
Contact email:
Released date: 
Sep 7 2013