Dr. Richard Feely of NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory 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. This year 396 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
As part of the Section on Atmospheric & Hydrospheric Sciences, Dr. Feely was elected as an AAAS Fellow for leading the scientific examination of the acidification of oceans and shifting public policy to address this environmental issue.
Dr. Feely has been with PMEL for over 43 years and currently is a senior scientist and project leader of the Ocean Carbon group. He is an active member on many national and international committees and serves as a mentor to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. He has authored more than 290 scientific research publications. He’s logged over 1,000 days at sea on more than 50 scientific expeditions, most recently as part of the West Coast Ocean Acidification cruise in 2016.
Read the full announcement in the AAAS News and Notes section of the journal Science.