Rachel has received the Ecological Society of America’s George Mercer Award for 2018 recognizing an outstanding, recently-published, ecological research paper by a young scientist. Rachel’s paper selected to receive this honour was Germain, R.M., S.Y. Strauss, and B. Gilbert. 2017. Experimental dispersal reveals characteristic scales of biodiversity in a natural landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114:4447-4452.