Paulina González-Gómez colaboradora LEVS ganó premio “Field Biology Award 2023”.

Discovery and insight require time and commitment. Launched in 2020, the Maxwell/Hanrahan Awards in Field Biology are designed to recognize and encourage under-appreciated, early or critical career stage talent and curiosity in field-based research. The awards support individual scientists, elevate their diverse perspectives and enable them to commit time to the observation and experimentation that help us better understand ourselves and the world around us.

Each year, we aim to give five, $100,000 awards. These are one-time, unrestricted awards, intended to provide people with funding, attention and support. To be eligible, candidates must be early career or at a career junction, and conducting innovative field biology research through hands-on fieldwork. Self-nominations are not allowed. Nominators confidentially identified scientists for the awards and a committee selected winners based on impact and originality of their research, and the momentum an award could provide at a critical career point.

Read the full press release announcing the 2023 awards here.

Learn more about the 2023 winners and their work below, and read more details about each winner from all four cohorts on our blog. You may also click here to view videos of past winners and their field work.


Paulina L. González-Gómez’s work focuses on how environmental variability shapes the integration of gene expression patterns, behavior, physiology and life history of birds.