Leslie Decker in front of a U-M Natural History exhibit of prehistoric whale fossils hanging in the Biological Sciences Building atrium. Image: Dale Austin.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is delighted to present the EEB First Paper Award to recognize Leslie Decker and Amanda Meier for their first lead-authored publications. Both are summer 2018 alumni.

Decker, L. E., de Roode, J. C. and Hunter, M. D.  In press.  Elevated Atmospheric Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide Reduce Monarch Tolerance and Increase Parasite Virulence by Altering the Medicinal Properties of MilkweedsEcology Letters.

The paper is scheduled for online publication July 10, 2018.  Watch for a Michigan News press release and video.

Amanda Meier. Image: Dale Austin.

Meier A. R. and Hunter M. D. (2018) Mycorrhizae alter toxin sequestration and performance of two specialist herbivores. Front. Ecol. Evol. 6:33. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00033

Decker and Meier, who were both advised by Professor Mark Hunter, are presented with certificates signed by Professor Patricia Wittkopp, associate chair for graduate studies, and Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, EEB chair. They each receive a $30 book store gift card.