Yale’s Liza Comita wins British Ecological Society prize

Scientist kneeling on a forest floor near a flag-marked area.

Liza Comita, assistant professor of tropical forest ecology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has been honored with the Founders’ Prize by the British Ecological Society (BES), the oldest ecological society in the world. Comita will be presented with the award at the annual joint meeting of BES and three other European ecological organizations to be held Dec. 11-14, 2017 in Ghent, Belgium.

The BES Founders’ Prize recognizes “an outstanding early career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology.” This prize supports work that advances the mission of the BES, which is “to generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions.”