UMass Boston Professor to Receive Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award
February 24, 2012
The American Society of Naturalists publishes American Naturalist, which is known as the premiere journal in evolutionary biology. Past winners of this award are among the most accomplished people in the field.
Revell will receive the award July 9 at the 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology in Ottawa, Canada.
Revell has studied evolutionary ecology, empirical and theoretical genetics, computational biology, behavior, and natural selection. His research has taken him to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In his research lab, he is currently studying the evolutionary ecology of lizards.
The Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators Award was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding and promising work. Applicants must be graduate students in their final year or have received their doctorate less than three years prior to the application deadline. Jasper Loftus-Hills (1946-1974) was an Australian biologist who had published 16 articles in the three years after receiving his degree. He was killed by a hit-and-run driver while tape recording frog calls along a Texas highway.
About UMass Boston
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Posted by Megan Revell | Saturday, February 25 2012 at 11:02 am
Congratulations Liam!!! Your family is (as always) very proud!!
Posted by kathleen | Saturday, February 25 2012 at 11:57 am
Congratulations once again! Good little article.
Posted by jenny loftus-hills | Thursday, June 14 2012 at 7:18 pm
Congratulations from Jasper’s family in Melbourne, Australia. I am Jasper’s sister.