National research award


The government of Estonia announced the laureates of this year’s national research awards, and among the laureates were also our workgroup members! In the field of geology and biology, the award was granted to Carlos Pérez Carmona (head of the collective), Meelis Pärtel, Riin Tamme, and Aurèle Éric Toussaint for their series of works “Global view of the functional diversity of different taxonomic groups”. On 21st February, the award ceremony took place in the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, where Carlos, Meelis and Riin also participated. Since Aurèle is now working in France and was not able to participate in the event, then we can held our own ceremony for him next time he visits.