Bonnie J. McCay (Human Ecology) was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a coveted recognition of a distinguished academic career. McCay is the only member of the Rutgers faculty to be so honored this year and one of approximately 30 Rutgers faculty to be elected to membership in NAS. A Rutgers Board of Governors Professor, McCay was recognized for her work that focuses on the human dimensions of marine resources. Her research provides a better understanding of the conditions needed for sustainable marine fisheries around the world as well as the importance of the interdisciplinary involvement of ecology and community with the social institutions of science, law and property. She has conducted field research in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Canada; the Middle Atlantic region of the United States; and in Baja California, Mexico. Read the press release.
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