2009 Speakers

Steven Kembel became a professor in the Département des sciences biologiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal in August 2012.

Liliana M. Davalos leads a 2014 Dimensions of Biodiversity Award on uncovering the genomic and developmental basis of sensor innovation in bats. In 2015 her research on deforestation was featured in New Scientist. Additionally, Dr. Dávalos is a 2012 National Academies of Sciences Education Fellow in the Life Sciences and a 2013 Fellow of Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium for outstanding early-career scientists.

Jeannine Cavender-Bares continues to study physiological evolutionary ecology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota (Associate Professor). She is a Fellow at the UMN Institute on Environment and a Leopold Leadership Fellow. She is currently leading a Dimensions of Biodiversity project sponsored by NSF and NASA: Linking remotely sensed optical diversity to genetic, phylogenetic and functional diversity to predict ecosystem processes.