Michigan State’s Mariah Meek Honored by the Society for Conservation Biology

Mariah H. Meek, an assistant professor in the department of integrative biology in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State Univerity, has received the 2020 Early Career Conservationist Award from the Society for Conservation Biology. Dr. Meek is being honored for her outstanding contributions to the conservation of marine and freshwater ecosystems using genomic data.

The Conservation Genetics Working Group, which is interested in the application of genetics to the conservation of biological diversity, was impressed by Dr. Meek’s many scientific contributions and demonstrated commitment to collaboration and communication with stakeholders, including the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The working group noted Dr. Meek’s ability to conduct cutting-edge conservation genomics research while also showing dedication to the application of such research in conservation.

Dr. Meek joined the faculty at Michigan State Univerity in 2016 after teaching at the Univerity of California, Davis. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she double majored in zoology and biology. Dr. Meek earned a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of California, Davis.

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