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KNOXVILLE — Dr. Sally Horn, a University of Tennessee professor of geography, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Sally Horn

Fellows are selected for their efforts to advance science or applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Horn, one of 348 Fellows named this year, was recognized for outstanding work on recent and long-term changes in vegetation and landscapes in Latin American tropics and on the interrelationships between environmental change and human society.

Horn is a biogeographer whose present research interest is the impact of human activity and climatic change on the vegetation of the Latin American tropics. She is currently investigating the long-term environmental history of rainforest, dry forest, and high montane environments in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has worked to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs, and publications, in the areas of science policy, science education and international scientific cooperation.

AAAS and its journal, Science, report nearly 140,000 individual and institutional subscribers, plus 272 affiliated organizations in more than 130 countries, serving a total of 10 million individuals.