LAURELS: Hernandez Shines in Biodiversity

By Dateline Staff on January 16, 2018 in University News

Rebecca R. Hernandez, right, and Sadie Olsen, a student intern in Hernandez’s lab, set up an experiment at a solar farm. (Andrea Martinez/UC Davis photo)

Rebecca R. Hernandez, right, and Sadie Olsen, a student intern in Hernandez’s lab, set up an experiment at a solar farm. (Andrea Martinez/UC Davis photo)

Rebecca R. Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has been named the recipient of this year’s E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, given by the Center for Biological Diversity and named after the “father of biodiversity.”

The center cited Hernandez’s work aimed at protecting desert lands and developing sustainable renewable energy that preserves wildlife and community.

“I congratulate Dr. Hernandez and thank her for her important work to protect desert lands,” Wilson said. “Her research on sustainable solar energy development is relevant and urgent in addressing the modern extinction crisis.”

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