Great news for PhD candidate Flavia Montano.  Not one, but two research awards came this past week.  The Rufford Foundation and World Wildlife Fund Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program both selected Flavia for funding in their competitive grants programs.  Her dissertation research is focused on revealing what drives bird community assembly (especially mixed-species flocks) along elevational gradients in Bolivian Andes and predicting how birds may respond to climate change.  During her research, she will advise young Bolivian scientists and interact with local communities.  She is currently in the field, so this news comes at the perfect time!  Stay tuned for further updates or visit Flavia’s web page.