Dolph Schluter elected to US National Academy of Sciences

Biodiversity researcher Dolph Schluter, a leading expert in the evolution of ecological diversity, has been elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Schluter is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Schluter’s earliest work was carried out on Darwin’s famous finches in the Galápagos Islands. His lab has gone on to investigate the ecological forces that drive the rapid origin of new species and allow them to persist, the genetic basis of species differences, and the wider ecological impacts of adaptive radiation.

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