November 4, 2013
Department of Anthropology Professor Joanna Lambert was named a Fellow of the highly prestigious Royal Linnean Society of London. Founded in 1778, the Linnean Society is the oldest active natural history and biology society in the world, as well as the leading institution for the study of taxonomy and natural history.
The Society is named in honor of the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. The Patron of the Society is HRM Queen Elizabeth II, and other Fellows include Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace, and HRH Prince Charles of Wales.