The New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2012 - Winner announced
Last updated: Sat, Apr 27th 2013, 09:44
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science is Robin Hopkins from the University of Texas, Austin (USA).
Robin's excellent minireview entitled Reinforcement in plants is now available to read for free.
Robin Hopkins is a National Science Foundation post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on understanding the role of natural selection during the process of species formation. In this context, she investigates the genetic basis of adaptation, the strength and causes of selection, and the interactions between evolutionary forces such as selection, migration and drift. Her work integrates molecular biology, population genetic analyses, and field-based selection experiments in order to understand how plant species evolve prezygotic reproductive isolating mechanisms in sympatry.
Robin receives a £2000 prize in association with the Tansley Medal award.
For more information about Robin visit http://people.duke.edu/~rh47/Home.html or contact her at email@example.com
This year’s runner up is Erik Verbruggen from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. To find out more about Erik please visit: http://www.falw.vu.nl/en/research/ecological-sciences/animal-ecology/staff/erik-verbruggen.asp
His minireview is entitled: Mycorrhizal fungal establishment in agricultural soils: factors determining inoculation success
Many congratulations to both Robin and Erik.