Marc Mangel, distinguished professor of mathematical biology at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters. The society honors corresponding fellows (those living outside the United Kingdom) for significant international distinction within their field.
Mangel is chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and director of the Center for Stock Assessment Research, a collaboration between UCSC and the National Marine Fisheries Service laboratories in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove. He also chairs a committee that advises the British government on the status of seal populations in British waters (the Special Committee on Seals of the Natural Environment Research Council).
As a mathematical biologist, Mangel brings the tools of mathematics and theoretical biology to bear on practical problems in conservation and fisheries management. His research in theoretical ecology and evolutionary biology has applications in the areas of animal behavior, quantitative fisheries science, and the evolutionary biology of aging and longevity.