Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett (IMAGE) Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Caption Steward T.A. Pickett, a Distinguished Senior Scientist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors a scientist can achieve. Members, who are selected based on the merits of their research, serve as advisors to the nation on scientific issues. Pickett was recognized by the Academy for his work on urban ecology and plant succession. Credit Cary Photo Archive Usage Restrictions To promote this press release License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.