Curtis M. Lively—Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington—has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the United States.
Lively was among nearly 270 new members elected to the academy’s ranks in the 2023 class that was announced April 19. The class includes new members drawn from academia, the arts, industry, policy, research and science. He was elected in the evolution and ecology section of biological sciences.
Lively has studied the possible advantages of cross-fertilization and the production of genetically diverse offspring. The Lively lab also studies topics in evolutionary and behavioral ecology, including host-parasite coevolution, mate choice, and the evolution of parasite virulence. He received the Indiana University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2002 and 2011 and was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2007.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, includes more than 250 Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. It represents and honors innovative thinkers across fields and professions who examine new ideas, address important issues, and advance the public good.