The Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Ecological Statistics (JABES) Management Committee was tasked with recruiting a new editor to start January 1, 2019 for a 3-year term. The committee recommended and the IBS and ASA Boards have approved the selection of Brian Reich of the University of North Carolina to be the next editor of JABES.

Brian Reich is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of North Carolina. In nominating Brian, the committee cited his impressive publication record in top statistical journals as well as a broad range of collaborative papers in various fields. Reich is well known and active member of the statistical community, particularly in the area of environmental statistics. Reich has extensive experience as an Associate Editor for JABES, JASA (both ACS and T&M), Technometrics, and Biostatistics.