Congratulations to Sally Otto who was awarded a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. She is the co-author of PUP’s 2007 book A Biologist’s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution. You can read more about her award here, or watch this video interview the MacArthur Foundation taped:
The award notice singles out the textbook and Sally’s dedication to educating others:
In addition to participating actively in laboratory and field experiments to test and refine her models, Otto is a dedicated educator, having recently co-authored an acclaimed textbook on mathematical modeling that introduces other biologists to the power and rigor of quantitative analysis. Otto’s extensive track record of bringing fresh perspectives to thorny conceptual problems suggests that her fundamental contributions to ecology and evolution will continue unabated.