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Two Princeton scientists elected to National Academy of Science

Princeton scientists were elected in April to the National Academy of Science, one of the highest honors in American science.

Jeanne Altmann , professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Isaac Held , lecturer with rank of professor in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and senior research scientist at the U.S. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, were among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected during the academy's 140th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Altmann studies animal behavior and ecology with a particular focus on baboons in Kenya. Held studies atmospheric and ocean fluid dynamics, including work on climate dynamics and global warming.

The election brings the total number of active members in the National Academy of Science to 1,922.

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