Agnes was recently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and her project examines drivers of diversification in Merianieae (Melastomataceae) as well as the maintenance of buzz pollination in some high elevation lineages. The picture on the right shows one of these beautiful species (courtesy of her twitter feed). In carrying out her postdoctoral project, she is splitting her time between the US (where she will work with Stacey and with Laura Lagomarsino), the UK (where she will work with Mario Vallejo-Marín), and Vienna (where she will work with Stefan Dullinger and Jürg Schönenberger). She'll also be doing field work in Colombia and Ecuador. We're super excited to have her as part of our group!