Liza Comita

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Professor Comita is a biologist, with expertise in tropical forest ecology. She joined Yale in 2014 after earning a B.A. in biology and an M.A. in conservation biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of Georgia. Her research uses extensive field studies to uncover novel insights about how tropical forests regenerate and to determine the processes that shape these diverse and carbon-rich ecosystems. She was the recipient of the 2017 British Ecological Society Founders’ Prize and was selected as an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. She also received the Yale Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize for her mentoring in the Women in Science at Yale program.