Congratulations to our Wiley FEA winner for 2017

Jennifer M Cocciardi 2017 FEA winner

Winner of this year's Wiley Fundamental Ecology Award is  Jennifer M. Cocciardi. 

Her PhD project will use experimental evolution in two rainforest Drosophila species (Drosophila serrata and D. birchii) to determine if species interactions can result in rapid niche evolution to enable coexistence and adaptation to higher temperatures. This study investigates the important conservation question of whether tropical species will be outcompeted and driven to extinction or if rapid niche adaptation will occur when forced to interact with a similar species. In doing so, it will also provide important conceptual advances in understanding niche evolution.

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