Claudio Gratton, associate professor of entomology, is among eleven young UW-Madison faculty to receive a 2012 Romnes Faculty Fellowship.
The Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. Winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by WARF.
Gratton works on the landscape ecology of insects in both basic and applied contexts. He studies the role of beneficial insects, such as native bees and lady beetles, in agriculture and how to conserve them. His research also examines how aquatic insects functionally link aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. For information on the other recipients, go here.