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

Kevin Bakker: Martinez-Bakker M*, Bakker KM*, King AA, Rohani P. 2014 Human birth seasonality: latitudinal gradient and interplay with childhood disease dynamics, Proc. R. Soc. B 281:20132438. *These authors contributed equally to this study.

Susan Cheng: Cheng SJ, Bohrer G, Steiner AL, Hollinger DY, Suyker A, Phillips RP, Nadelhoffer KJ. 2015 Variations in the influence of diffuse light on gross primary productivity in temperate ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201 (2015) 98 – 110. 

Theresa Ong: Ong, TW, Vandermeer, J. 2014 Antagonism between two natural enemies improves biological control of a coffee pest: The importance of dominance hierarchies. Biological Control 79 (2014) 107 – 113. 

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. We look forward to announcing more in the coming year.