DEB in the News, Feb. 19, 2013


This will be a semi-regular feature where we share with you links to press coverage and other media featuring DEB PIs that came our way. (Note: today’s items cover the last 2-weeks, but that is not a planned frequency at this point.) Some of the items are picked up via the NSF public affairs team, others we only hear about when you tell us.  If you saw something they didn’t, feel free to share it in the comments.

Two DEB Ecosystems Studies program PIs are honored with ASLO 2013 society awards: http://www.aslo.org/meetings/neworleans2013/awards.html

Bruce Peterson, Senior Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, is the 2013 recipient of the Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award

Emily Bernhardt, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University, is the 2013 recipient of the Yentshc-Schindler Early Career Award

Biodiversity and Disease Transmission

Population and Community Ecology CAREER awardee Pieter Johnson, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado in the news for new paper- popular press here, and for those with access, research paper here.

Long Term Research of Yellowstone Ecosystem (NSF Discovery Article)

Highlights a recent paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society by Kristin Marshall, formerly of Colorado State University (CSU) and now of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tom Hobbs of CSU and David Cooper of CSU.

Scientists build new ‘tree of life’ for placentals, visualize common ancestor (NSF Discovery Article)

Fruit from the Assembling the Tree of Life project featured on NSF website and NYT’s Science section, and for those with access, research article here.

Disclosures: DEB Program Officer, Linda Deegan and DEB Division Director, Alan Townsend, both rotators, have had scientific collaborations at their home institutions with PIs Peterson and Johnson, respectively. Tom Hobbs is a former rotating Program Officer in DEB.  The above list includes all DEB-related news items received in the last two weeks; individual affiliations played no role in determining inclusion in this post.

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