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:

Cindy Bick: C.S. Bick, Diarmaid Ó Foighil and Trevor Coote. Differential survival among Tahitian tree snails during a mass extinction event: persistence of the rare and fecund. Oryx, available on CJO2014. doi:10.1017/S0030605314000325.

Chuan Li : Li, C., Z. Wang, and J. Zhang. (2013) Toward genome-wide identification of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities in yeast: A simulation study. Genome Biol. Evol., 5:1261-1272.

Micaela Martinez-Bakker: Martinez-Bakker, Micaela E., et al. Combined genetic and telemetry data reveal high rates of gene flow, migration, and long-distance dispersal potential in Arctic ringed seals (Pusa hispida). PloS one 8.10 (2013): e77125.

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. Watch for more First Paper Awards coming soon.