Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MacArthur & Wilson Award 2015 - Daniel L. Rabosky

MacArthur & Wilson Award

The International Biogeography Society Board is pleased to announce that the MacArthur & Wilson Award will be presented to Daniel L. Rabosky at the society’s biennial meeting in Bayreuth, Germany, happening from the 8th to 12th of January 2015.  This award, which is sponsored by Frontiers of Biogeography, was created to recognize an outstanding early-career scientist that has made innovative, substantive, broad and important contributions to the discipline of biogeography and is named in honor of Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson. 

Daniel Rabosky received his PhD from Cornell University in 2009, completed a post-doctoral position at the University of California Berkeley, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.  Interested in evolutionary diversification, ranging from the role of ecological interactions in the speciation process to factors that determine the fates of clades over epochal timescales, Daniel was nominated by IBS members for his work involving both comparative analyses of diversification as well as the development of analytical tools for hypothesis testing.  His work is published in the highest-profile scientific journals, such as Systematic Biology, PNAS, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Nature, and Science.  A fuller account of his work will be featured in a future edition of Frontiers, following the presentation of this award at the upcoming biennial conference.

The IBS Board notes with thanks the work of the MacArthur & Wilson Award Committee: Miguel B. Ara├║jo, Christy M. McCain, Robert E. Ricklefs, Brett R. Riddle (chair)

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