Pamela Matson is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where she studied biology. She went on to earn an M.S. in public and environmental affairs from Indiana University, a Ph.D in forest ecology from Oregon State University, and postdoc studies at the University of North Carolina.
After school she took a position as a researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, where she investigated atmospheric conditions in the Amazon Rainforest. She went on to a position with the Environmental Science Policy Management Program at the University of California at Berkeley, before becoming dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences.
She was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant and named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was named the Burton and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education by Stanford University in 2002. The Chinese Academy of Sciences appointed her to their Einstein Professorship in 2011 and Stanford University’s Matson Sustainability Science Research Laboratory was, in fact, named in her honor. She is widely recognized as a pioneer of environmental science.
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Pamela Anne Matson is an American scientist and professor. From 2002 - 2017 she was the dean of the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. She also previously worked at NASA and at the University of California Berkeley. She is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. Matson is a winner of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "genius grant," and is considered to be a "pioneer in the field of environmental science." She was appointed to the "Einstein Professorship" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. She received an honorary doctorate from McGill University in 2017. She is married to fellow scientist Peter Vitousek.Source: Wikipedia
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