As a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Estes has conducted pathbreaking research on the role of predators in ecosystems. You may be familiar with his work on the role of sea otters in coastal ecosystems.
Lay, a professor of Earth and planetary sciences, is one of the world's leading seismologists. He has made unparalleled contributions to our understanding of earthquakes and Earth's interior structure. Estes and Lay bring a spirit of bold inquiry to their work, and the lasting impact of their research is evident. Full details are available in the press release distributed today by our Public Affairs Office.
Professor Jim Estes Professor Thorne Lay