The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is delighted to present the EEB First Paper Award to recognize the following graduate students for their first lead-authored publication:

Marian Schmidt: Schmidt, M. L., J.D. White and V. J. Denef. 2015. Phylogenetic conservation of freshwater lake habitat preference varies between abundant bacterioplankton phyla. Environmental Microbiology 10.1111/1462-2920.13143.

Pascal Title: Title, P.O. and K.J. Burns. 2015. Rates of climatic niche evolution are correlated with species richness in a large and ecologically diverse radiation of songbirds. Ecology Letters 10.1111/ele.12422

Students were presented with a certificate signed by Professor Patricia Wittkopp, associate chair for graduate studies, and Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, EEB chair. They also receive a $30 gift card to Barnes & Noble.