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Early-Career Award

PAGES is pleased to announce the inaugural Early-Career Award (ECA) 2023 recipient is Dr. Kevin Nota.

Kevin has a PhD in molecular paleoecology from Uppsala University. He is currently a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 

Kevin noted that "Communicating science, networking, and helping young researchers to do science gives me a lot of joy and satisfaction as an early career researcher. I was very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to be active in the sedaDNA society and be able to collaborate with an Artist. With this award, I hope I can continue doing my part!" 

The colleagues who nominated Kevin recognized his involvement in actively promoting, communicating, and disseminating science to a broader audience. They also acknowledge his expertise in ancient sedimentary DNA, not only in using existing methods, but also in developing new ones.

They were interested in how paintings were created with an artist, and attracted attention outside of science.  Kevin's leadership abilities, in playing a central role in the organization board of the sedaDNA scientific society and coordinating PhD and undergraduate seminars, were also extremely well regarded. 

The award will be presented at PAGES' 7th Open Science Meeting (OSM) to be held in 2025. Kevin will also present his work during the meeting.

Kevin Nota


PAGES is pleased to announce the inaugural Early-Career Award (ECA) 2021 recipient is Dr. Alicja Bonk.

Alicja is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Division of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology at the Institute of Geography, University of Gdańsk, Poland.

She is an oceanographer specializing in marine geology, who now focuses on annually laminated lake sediments.

Alicja said it was an honour to receive the first PAGES ECA. "I am honestly surprised and touched by this decision," she said. "I promise to continue my efforts to improve my research and scientific outreach, and will be delighted to share my work with the PAGES community during the OSM."

The colleagues who nominated her recognized her expertize in paleolimnology, her cross-disciplinary work to improve knowledge of past global changes in East-Central Europe, and her ability to establish new collaborations. The ECA Committee also took into consideration her involvement in the development of the PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) and continued work within the group.

The award will be presented at PAGES' virtual 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) held in May 2022. Alicja will also present her work during the meeting