UCI Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Randerson elected to the National Academy of Sciences

To the Anteater community:

I am delighted to announce that James Randerson – whose studies on the relationships among humans, ecosystems and the environment have advanced our understanding of the effects of climate change – has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

He is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates welcomed this year by the academy, which was founded in 1863. Considered one of the highest honors in science, NAS membership is based on distinguished and continued achievements in original research.

James’ important work on the global carbon cycle, wildfires and climate change has been instrumental in efforts to sustainably manage ecosystems, and I’m pleased to say he will soon helm UCI’s new Center for Geospatial Data Solutions for Climate & the Environment.

With this election, there are now 23 UCI faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. To read more about James’ appointment, see our press release here.

Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding accomplishment.


Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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