Double the Recognition

Two research societies honor ecologist Erika Eliason for her work studying the effects of climate change on Pacific fish
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Erika Eliason at UC's Gump Research Station in Mo'orea

Erika Eliason at UC's Gump Research Station in Mo'orea. Photo Credit: Jeff Liang, UCSB

It’s one honor after another for UC Santa Barbara’s Erika Eliason. The assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB) has been recognized by two research societies for her work in ecological and evolutionary physiology.

The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) has awarded Eliason the 2021 President’s Medal, extended to early-career researchers who demonstrate scientific leadership, esteem among their peers and creative and novel thinking. The Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) has bestowed Eliason with this year’s Boutilier Award for Best Early Career Researcher. Recipients are chosen for their significant contributions to zoology and for their potential as a “rising star” in their field.

Eliason will give keynote talks at both societies’ main meetings this coming spring and summer.

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