Karl Niklas

Current Position
The Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Biology; and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow (Cornell University).

Research Interests
Allometry; biomechanics; developmental biology; and evolution.

Teaching Interests
Introductory Botany; Paleobotany; Biomechanics; Evolution (all for undergraduates)

State university of New York award for excellence in teaching; 300 Best Professors (Harvard Review); American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fellow); Jeanette Siron Pelton Award; BSA Centennial Medal, Fulbright-Hayes (Fellow); Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study (Fellow); Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis (for Senior Distinguished USA Scientists).

BSA Service
Past President, Past AJB Editor-in-Chief, Investment Committee (member), past chair of the Pelton Award Committee, Esau Award Committee (current Chair), past member of the publication committee, member of the Botany for the Next Millennium Committee, etc.; past secretary of the Structure and Development Section.

Other Service
European Congress of Arborculture, Planning Committee, Turin, Italy (2013 ­– 2014); Czech Society of Biomechanics scientific planning committee for the European Society of

Biomechanics 2015 Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2012 – 2015);

Science advisor to NOVA “Exoplanet Documentary” (2012 – 2013)

Scientific Advisory Committee, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (2008 – 2011); Senior Scientific Advisor to NHK and the Discovery Channel (1994 – 1995); etc.