• Feb. 17, 2017
  • Mason Professor Honored as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at 177th AAAS Annual Meeting held 17-21 February 2011 Washington, DC

    Dr. Susan G. Conard, Research Professor affiliated with the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), the EastFIRE Laboratory and the Mason Center for Climate and Society in the College of Science at George Mason University has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Conard and other newly elected Fellows are being recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 19 February 2011 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Conard is among the honorees from the AAAS Section on Biological Sciences.

    Each year the AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” The honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and rosette.

    Dr. Conard is honored for her distinguished contributions to fire ecology, including serving as President of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) and as Editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fie (IJWF). Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Conard served as National Program Leader for Fire Ecology Research with the United States Forest Service.