7 November 2017 – Rafael got first prize in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) graduate student competition. Congratulations Rafael!
Congratulations Rafael on receiving the Invasion Ecology Best Presentation Award at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. This year’s meeting was held in Portland, Oregon and focused on “linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world,” as explained in the meeting’s theme. Rafael’s talk was titled “Utility of eDNA as a surveillance framework in terrestrial systems” and was listed in the Genetics and Molecular Techniques session. Only one presentation was recognized per session and Rafael received a $250 check and will be acknowledged at the 2018 national meeting for his award.