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.
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.