CEB Committe on Evolutionary Biology

Courtney Stepien receives high commendation from the British Ecological Society

Courtney Stepien is a PhD graduate student in the lab of Cathy Pfister. She studies how evolutionary history and functional diversity contribute to the maintenance of high-diversity algal assemblages in the northeast Pacific intertidal ecosystem.

Congratulations to Courtney Stepien whose recent paper in the Journal of Ecology was highly commended by the British Ecological Society's 2015 Early Career Research Awards! Each year, the BES recognizes excellent papers from each of its journals, authored by an individual at the start of their research career. Courtney was commended for her paper, "Impacts of geography, taxonomy and functional group on inorganic carbon use patterns in marine macrophytes", which was published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Ecology. 

Click here to view the full list of the 2015 BES ECR awardees.