We are excited to share the news that Journal of Ecology Senior Editor Amy Austin has been named the Latin America winner of the renowned international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for 2018.
The annual award recognises five outstanding women scientists from Latin America, North America, Africa and Arab States, Europe and Asia Pacific for their remarkable contribution to the advancement of research.
Amy has been awarded the prize “for her remarkable contributions to understanding terrestrial ecosystem ecology in natural and human-modified landscapes” and will be honoured in a ceremony that will be held in Paris on March 22nd 2018.
On winning the award, Amy says:
“It is a great honor to have been chosen as the laureate of the Latin American region for the L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards for Women in Science. Honestly, to see our research from Patagonia highlighted and the ecosystems of Argentina brings me great joy, and the fact that ecosystem ecology is recognized for the first time among the laureates is particularly gratifying for me. I hope that the greater visibility of women in science that this award brings can attract more young women to pursue a scientific career and perhaps even to field ecology. Doing good science is not always about being in a laboratory!”
Read the full press release: 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science awards