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University of Minnesota Duluth Professor Honored as a 2013 AAAS Fellow

Thomas C. Johnson

DULUTH, MN – Thomas C. Johnson, a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Duluth has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Thomas C. Johnson, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, was elected in the section on Geology and Geography. Johnson’s research interests include paleoclimatology, sedimentary processes, acoustic remote sensing of lake basins and water sustainability and climate in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

Johnson, along with the other 386 Fellows of AAAS elected in October, will be recognized for his contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February.

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.

About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science ( as well as Science Translational Medicine ( and Science Signaling ( AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The non-profit AAAS ( is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more.

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