Snell-Rood recognized by Animal Behavior Society

EEB researcher receives award for outstanding contributions by a new investigator.

Emilie Snell-Rood (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior) received the Animal Behavior Society’s 2014 Outstanding New Investigator Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution in animal behavior by a new investigator. In selecting Snell-Rood, the society pointed to her commitment to education, research and outreach, and noted her work on how animals vary in their ability to learn and adapt to their local environment by exploring all four of Tinbergen’s questions. "It's an honor to be recognized by a society that is so passionate about animal behavior research," says Snell-Rood. She studies developmental plasticity to better understand how organisms respond to novel and rapid changes in their environment.