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Hughes Named as AAAS Fellow

Prof. Karen Hughes has been named as a 2016 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Hughes was recognized for her contributions to research on biodiversity, biogeography, and the impact of climate on certain organisms. Her best-known focus is on the global distribution of fungi through DNA-based research. Hughes is also a leading expert on the diversity, spread, and growth of fungi in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

View the Tennessee Today press release.