ASN Young Investigator Award for Balliol JRF

Thursday 8 March

Gijsbert WernerCongratulations to Gijsbert Werner (Junior Research Fellow in the Sciences) on being awarded a Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Naturalists. 

Gijsbert is an evolutionary biologist interested in the evolution and maintenance of cooperation. He is Newton Fellow at Oxford’s Department of Zoology, where he is working with Professor Stuart West and other members of the department who are interested in social evolution. There are details of his research on his website

The American Society of Naturalists is one of the oldest societies for biologists. Each year, the Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award is awarded to ‘outstanding young researchers doing integrative research in any area of ecology, evolution, behavior, or genetics’. Gijsbert is one of four awardees, chosen from a record 77 applicants (the process is described here). All four awardees will participate at the ASN YIA symposium at the annual meeting in Montpellier this summer (2018).