Lara worked as an Associate Editor on Functional Ecology, before becoming our newest Senior Editor (replacing Duncan Irschick) in October.

Hello!  I am very excited to be a part of the FE team in a new way.  LaraAFerry

My background and training are in Functional Morphology, broadly speaking.  I am interested in novel traits, how they evolve and perform, and their ecological consequences.  I work largely with aquatic organisms, studying traits related to feeding and respiration.  I am currently at Arizona State University.  My PhD is from the University of California Irvine, and I was a post doc at the University of California Davis.

My goals for FE include to promote it widely and to (continue to) attract the highest quality papers.  Among other things, I would like to see our blog, Twitter feed and YouTube channels followed by more people.  So, I am happy to see that, since you are reading this, you are reading our blog!  I look forward to meeting many of you at the annual meetings, and I welcome comments and concerns at any time.  Please do not hesitate to reach out.