Center postdoctoral scholar Francesco Tonini has been selected as a recipient of the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award. These awards are jointly supported by NASA and Michigan State University and recognize outstanding junior scholars in landscape ecology. Francesco will receive $700 to assist in attending and presenting research at the International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress, in Portland, Oregon, from July 5-10, 2015. A certificate of award will be presented to Francesco at a special awards luncheon during the conference. Congratulations Francesco!