OTS Recognizes Dr. Jeanne Robertson with 2009 Outstanding Student Paper Award
Members of the OTS Assembly of Delegates met on December 21, 2009 to select a winner for the first student paper prize for excellence in research. The announcement drew a large number of remarkable submissions with wide representation from among OTS consortium members. Selection of the winning submission was based on the following criteria:
- Quality of research
- Relevance of the work to the mission of OTS
- Broader impacts, including education and potential benefits to society.
Dr. Jeanne RobertsonDeliberations by the committee were protracted, made difficult by the wide range of interests and research approaches of our nominees. In the end, Dr. Jeanne Robertson, a student of Dr. Kelly Zamudio at Cornell University was selected to receive the award.
Jeanne's paper, "Discordant patterns of evolutionary differentiation in two Neotropical treefrogs (Molecular Ecology 18:1375-1395)", met all of the selection criteria and her work made use of the extensive resources available through the Organization for Tropical Studies.
Congratualtions Dr. Robertson!
Last Updated ( 01/21/10 )