The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is delighted to present the EEB First Paper Award to recognize Peter Cerda and Sara Colom for their first lead-authored publications.

Cerda, P.A., Hewitt, T.L., Haponski, A.E. and Duda Jr., T.F. Unraveling Cryptic Morphological Diversity in a Marine Snail Species Complex Using Nuclear Genomic Data, American Malacological Bulletin 37(2), 45-52, (23 January 2020).

Colom, S., and Baucom, R. S. (2019). Belowground competition can influence the evolution of root traits. The American Naturalist.

Cerda’s advisors are Professors Tom Duda and Alison Davis Rabosky and Colom is advised by Professor Gina Baucom. They receive certificates signed by Professor Jianzhi Zhang, associate chair for graduate studies, and Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, EEB chair. They each receive a $30 book store gift card.