The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellowship
in Conservation Biology at Harvard University
About the Award
The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowsip in Conservation Biology serves to support the study of conservation biology within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. The fellowship is awarded to an individual who will engage in scientific study and work in the Department of Organismic and Evolutonary Biology. The fellowship commences with an annual lecture in conservation biology by the distinguished individual chosen for the fellowship from outside Harvard University. It is the hope of the benefactors that this fellowship will have a strong and transformative effect on the study of conservation biology at Harvard, from the undergraduate to the senior teaching level.
Michael Russello, Ph.D.
The University of British Columbia
Dr. Russello will be arriving at OEB in July 2013.
Michael Russello, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.
Dr. Russello received his PhD from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, where he graduated with distinction. He completed postdoctoral training within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, before establishing the Ecological and Conservation Genomics Laboratory at UBC.
Work in his lab is at the interface of ecology and evolution, employing genetic and genomic approaches to reconstruct population-level patterns and infer process to study basic and applied questions associated with local adaptation, life history evolution, taxonomic status, wildlife conservation and fisheries management.
Projects have featured organisms spanning a wide taxonomic breadth, ranging from marine invertebrates and freshwater fish to wildlife species of varying conservation status. His work has been published in top-tier journals including Current Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLoS One, Molecular Ecology, and Evolutionary Applications, and he is an Associate Editor at Conservation Genetics.
Past Recipients of the Hrdy Fellowship and the Academic Year of Their Appointments.
Helen James, 2011-12
Per Palsbøll, 2010-2011
H. Bradley Shaffer, 2009-10
Navjot Sodhi, 2008-09
David Roberts, 2007-08
Tamas Szekeley, 2006-07
Amy Dunham, 2005-06
Claus Wedekind, 2004-05
Richard Frankham, 2003-04
Andrew Torrance, 2002-03
Zoe Cardon, 2002-03
Manuel Lerdau, 2001-02
Callum Roberts, 2000-01
Matthew Hare, 1999-2000