Excuse us for tooting our own horn here, but the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters just announced the addition of seven distinguished people to its Wisconsin Academy Fellows roster.
Our very own John Magnuson is one of them.
According to the Wisconsin Academy, it’s fellows are individuals who have shown “extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service.”
Among many other things, John was the CFL’s first director and director of our Trout Lake Research Station, served as past-president of the American Fisheries Society, advised 38 PhD and 67 MS students, and has published six books and more than 350 papers to date. He’s still very much active in the waters of Wisconsin as a professor emeritus of zoology and limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and we couldn’t be prouder of this new accolade.
The Academy says that being honor a fellow is the highest award they have to offer and is only reserved for folks who have had a “meaningful relationship with the state of Wisconsin and [are] highly esteemed for qualities of judgment, perceptiveness, and breadth of knowledge of how literature, art and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of the state.”
We couldn’t agree more that John Magnuson fits that bill. Congrats, Dr. Magnuson, and thank for all you’ve done for the Center for Limnology and the water-rich state we call home!
John Magnuson, always dedicated to outreach about the science of our inland waters, explains algae to an open house attendee.
Read the full announcement from the Wisconsin Academy here.