Thursday, June 13, 2013
Professor Meghan Duffy has been named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.
Fellows are chosen among ESA members who are making and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the society. Such contributions include, but are not restricted to, those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector through outstanding contributions to research, education, and/or outreach. Fellows are elected for five years. The designation of Early Career Fellow is an honorific title.
“Meg is the complete package in terms of extraordinary scholarship, outstanding teaching, and a serious commitment to students, colleagues, and the discipline of ecology more broadly,” wrote EEB Professor and Chair Deborah Goldberg.
“Meg’s significant contributions to date, her impressive productivity (37 papers, although only 7 years post Ph.D.) and success at obtaining major grants all combine to give me great confidence that she will continue to make important contributions to ecological research and to our discipline. She combines sheer talent and intellectual curiosity, with hard work, immense energy, amazing organizational abilities, and a generosity of spirit that ensures she will continue her present trajectory.”
Duffy's research focuses on the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. She is especially interested in the intersection of ecology and evolutionary biology, including how rapid evolution affects ecological host-parasite dynamics, and how ecological context influences host-parasite evolution. Her research uses a combination of observational studies of natural populations and communities, manipulative experiments in the lab and field, and mathematical models.
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