UW Postdoctoral Research Associate to Receive ESA’s Cooper Award

by the University of Wyoming
April 19, 2022

Dulcinea Groff, a University of Wyoming postdoctoral research associate, has been named the recipient of the William Skinner Cooper Award by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Groff will be recognized for her paper titled “Seabird Establishment During Regional Cooling Drove a Terrestrial Ecosystem Shift 5,000 Years Ago” that appeared in the Oct. 23, 2020, issue of Science Advances.

The Cooper Award, initiated in 1985, is given to honor an outstanding contributor to the fields of geobotany, physiographic ecology, plant succession or the distribution of plants along environmental gradients. These were all fields in which Cooper, a renowned ecologist, worked. The award is for a single contribution in a scientific publication, whether written by a single author or multiple authors.

“It is an honor and very exciting to be recognized for our work reconstructing seabird populations that inhabit coastal tussac grasslands of the Falkland Islands over millennial timescales,” says Groff, of Conway, Ark. “Receiving this award highlights that our work contributes to a broader understanding of the importance of plant-animal interactions and linkages across marine and terrestrial ecosystems.”

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Read the ESA press release: https://www.esa.org/blog/2022/04/19/ecological-society-of-america-announces-2022-award-recipients/