Kristin Duffield recently had the honor of being awarded a Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award from the European Society of Evolutionary Biology.

Duffield, a Ph.D. student under the advisement of Assistant Professor Ben Sadd and Distinguished Professor Scott Sakaluk from the School of Biological Sciences, was one of only eight Ph.D. students and postdoctoral students to receive this internationally competitive award in 2017.

The funding of Duffield’s proposal, titled “Dependence of a Dynamic Terminal Investment Threshold on Diet-Related Condition in Male Crickets,” will enable her to complete a research trip to the laboratory of Professor John Hunt at Western Sydney University, Australia. Working together with collaborator Hunt, Duffield will learn and develop new techniques that will lead to the fulfillment of her project and further career development.