Each year since 1962, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has elected as Fellows members whose visionary leadership and scientific excellence have fundamentally advanced research in their respective fields. This year, 61 members will join the 2017 class of Fellows.

They have expanded our understanding of the Earth and space sciences, from volcanic processes, solar cycles, and deep-sea microbiology to the variability of our climate and so much more.

AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. They have expanded our understanding of the Earth and space sciences, from volcanic processes, solar cycles, and deep-sea microbiology to the variability of our climate and so much more. Only 0.1% of AGU membership receives this recognition in any given year.

On behalf of AGU’s Honors and Recognition Committee, our Union Fellows Committee, our section and focus group Fellows committees, AGU leaders, and staff, we are immensely proud to present the 2017 class of AGU Fellows.

We appreciate the efforts of everyone who provided support and commitment to AGU’s honors program. Our dedicated AGU volunteers gave valuable time and energy as members of selection committees to elect this year’s Fellows. We also thank all the nominators and supporters who made all this possible through their dedicated efforts to nominate and recognize their colleagues.

Announcing the AGU College of Fellows

Today, AGU is also formally launching an initiative to better engage our nearly 1,400 living Fellows. The new College of Fellows’ mission is to foster excellence, integrity, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the Earth and space sciences, provide expert and strategic advice to the Union on global scientific issues, and support the professional development and engagement of scientists at all career stages and from all backgrounds. The program will engage AGU’s Fellows in the following four primary activities: a town hall session at the 2017 Fall Meeting, mentorship, a distinguished traveling lecture series, and participation in events and activities commemorating AGU’s Centennial in 2019.

Honor and Celebrate Eminence at Fall Meeting

At this year’s Honors Tribute to be held on Wednesday, 13 December, at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, we will celebrate and honor the exceptional achievements, visionary leadership, talents, and dedication of 61 new AGU Fellows.

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 class of AGU Fellows, listed in alphabetical order:

M. Joan Alexander, Northwest Research Associates

Jeffrey Alt, University of Michigan

David D. Breshears, University of Arizona

Bonnie J. Buratti, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Wei-Jun Cai, University of Delaware

Josep Canadell, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Don P. Chambers, University of South Florida

Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Marc Chaussidon, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

Alan D. Chave, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Wang-Ping Chen, China University of Geosciences

Hai Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Peter G. DeCelles, University of Arizona

Gerald R. Dickens, Rice University

Paul A. Dirmeyer, George Mason University

Claudio Faccenna, Università Degli Studi Roma Tre

John C. Foster, MIT Haystack Observatory

Roger Francois, University of British Columbia

Arthur Frankel, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Helen Amanda Fricker, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Jonathan Gregory, University of Reading

Stephen M. Griffies, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Nancy B. Grimm, Arizona State University

George R. Helffrich, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Susan S. Hubbard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Erik R. Ivins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Fortunat Joos, University of Bern

Samantha Benton Joye, University of Georgia

Yann H. Kerr, Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère, Centre National d’Études Spatiales

Alan Knapp, Colorado State University

Matthew J. Kohn, Boise State University

Ronald Kwok, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Upmanu Lall, Columbia University

Murli H. Manghnani, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Barry H. Mauk, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Klaus Mezger, University of Bern

Alberto Montanari, University of Bologna

Louis Noel Moresi, University of Melbourne

Scott Lawrence Murchie, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Teruyuki Nakajima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Richard Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

John M. C. Plane, University of Leeds

John C. Raymond, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard University

Steven W. Roecker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Eelco Johan Rohling, Australian National University

Ares J. Rosakis, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology

Yinon Rudich, Weizmann Institute of Science

Lynn M. Russell, University of California, San Diego

Daniel J. M. Schertzer, École des Ponts Paris Tech

Walter H. F. Smith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Robert J. Stern, University of Texas at Dallas

Paul J. Tackley, ETH Zurich

Margaret S. Torn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley

Gregory E. Tucker, University of Colorado Boulder

Susan Ustin, University of California, Davis

Richard M. Vogel, Tufts University

Patricia L. Wiberg, University of Virginia

Teng-fong Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Roger V. Yelle, University of Arizona

Youxue Zhang, University of Michigan

Edward J. Zipser, University of Utah

—Eric A. Davidson, President, AGU; and Samuel Mukasa (email: unionfellows@agu.org), Chair, Honors and Recognition Committee, AGU

Correction, 27 July 2017: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the affiliation of Stephen M. Griffies.


Davidson, E.,Mukasa, S. (2017), 2017 class of AGU Fellows announced, Eos, 98, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017EO078447. Published on 27 July 2017.

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