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2013 News

December

MS student, Stephanie Frischie, has been selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security at Purdue University.

December 20, 2013

November

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, was awarded the 2013 American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Student Research Award

November 21, 2013

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, was awarded the 2013 American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Student Research Award for his dissertation research focused on population genetics and species limits of Artocarpus odoratissimus Blanco (Moraceae) ($800).

MS student, Maria Wang, was awarded the 2013 Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award for her work on the diversity and origins of chempedak (Artocarpus integer) in Malaysia ($500).

November 21, 2013

PhD student, Lauren Umek, was awarded the 2013 grant from the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals for her research Impacts of Restoration on Belowground Processes in Chicagoland Prairies ($1,000).

November 21, 2013

PhD student, Aleks Radosavljevic, has been awarded the Botanical Society of America’s Lawrence Memorial Award for 2013 ($2,000).

November 15, 2013

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, was awarded the 2013 Prairie Biotic Research Inc. Award ($1,000) for her research

November 14, 2013

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, was awarded the 2013 Prairie Biotic Research Inc. Award ($1,000) for her research: "Can designing green roofs as prairie analogs increase habitat for native species?" v

PhD student, Paul Hartzog, was awarded an ISEN (Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern) Cluster Fellowship for 2013-14. Cluster Fellows are exceptional students with deep interest in energy and sustainability.

November 14, 2013

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, received a 2013 Fulbright Travel Grant and Germanistic Society of America Fellowship for her research on green roofs in Germany.

November 7, 2013

October

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, was awarded the 2013 Phipps Conservatory Botany in Action Fellowship ($5,000) for her research in Germany: "Predicting the future of green roof biodiversity"

October 9, 2013

PhD student, Aleks Radosavljevic, has been awarded a one year Smithsonian Curatorial Graduate Fellowship

October 9, 2013

PhD student, Aleks Radosavljevic, has been awarded a one year Smithsonian Curatorial Graduate Fellowship. He will be assisting in collections improvement in the Botany Department at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC during 2013 –14, while continuing work on  his research focused on the systematics, biogeography, and taxonomic revision of the legume genusCynometra ($27,000).

August

MS student, Corey Palmer is the recipient of the 2013 Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

August 10, 2013

MS student, Corey Palmer is the recipient of the 2013 Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration. Corey has been awarded $8,000 for her research which focuses on land management strategies in prairie restorations and how they affect soil quality.  

July

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, was awarded the 2013 Systematics Research Fund Award

July 25, 2013

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, was awarded the 2013 Systematics Research Fund Award (jointly administered by the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association) for his dissertation research focused on population genetics and species limits of Artocarpus odoratissimus Blanco(Moraceae) ($1,500).

Matthew Rhodes was awarded a 2013 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

July 18, 2013

Matthew Rhodes was awarded a 2013 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research for $500 to support his Master's research focusing on how temporal variation in pollinator community structure influences reproductive dynamics and pollen movement in Oenothera harringtonii, an evening primrose endemic to southeastern Colorado, USA. His Master's advisor is Krissa Skogen.

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, has been awarded the Torrey Botanical Society Student Training Fellowship for $1000 to attend a Tropical Botany course in Florida during summer 2013.

July 18, 2013

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, was awarded the 2013 Illinois State Academy of Science Student Research Grant

July 18, 2013

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, was awarded the 2013 Illinois State Academy of Science Student Research Grant ($500) for her research in Chicago: "Can designing green roofs as Illinois prairie analogs increase urban ecosystem services?"

MS student, Laney Widener, was awarded the 2013-14 Santa Clara Valley Chapter Graduate Research Scholarship for her work focused on understanding the Castilleja affinis (Orobanchaceae) subspecies complex ($1,500).

July 18, 2013

MS student, Theresa Melhem, was awarded the 2013 Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award for her work on the origins and diversity of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) in the Western Ghats of India ($500).

July 18, 2013

MS student Anne Nies was awarded the Fred Case Grant

July 11, 2013

MS student Anne Nies was awarded the Fred Case Grant ($1,000) by the Native Orchid Society for her work that focuses on orchids and their mycorrhizal associations as they relate to various land management approaches (2013).

Congratulations to PhD student, Elliot Gardner, for receiving honorable mention in the Science in Society 2013 Scientific Images Contest

July 11, 2013
Congratulations to PhD student, Elliot Gardner, for receiving honorable mention in the Science in Society 2013 Scientific Images Contest. He will receive a cash prize and his photo of a stunning Artocarpus lanceifolius stamen with pollen will be feat

Chicago Tribune article (October 30, 2013) highlighting the research of Chicago Botanic Garden scientist, Andrea Kramer, and her MS student, Alicia Foxx.

July 11, 2013

June

Congratulations to Lauren Umek (PhD student)! She has been awarded a Presidential Fellowship

June 5, 2013

Congratulations to Lauren Umek (PhD student)! She has been awarded a Presidential Fellowship from Northwestern University's Graduate School (2013) for her research on investigating the effects of exotic plant invasion and restoration on plant communities and soil processes. Her research supervisor is Dr. Louise Egerton-Warburton. The fellowships are the most prestigious fellowship at Northwestern and are awarded to a very limited number of graduate students each year.

Selected Student Publications - 2013

June 4, 2013

DeLong, J.R., Swarts, N., Dixon, K.W., and Egerton-Warburton, L.M. (2013). Mycorrhizal preference promotes habitat invasion by a native Australian orchid: Microtis media Annals of Botany 111: 409-418.

February

MS student, Erin Vander Stelt, was awarded the 2013 North Central Chapter Research Grant

February 20, 2013
MS student, Erin Vander Stelt, was awarded the 2013 North Central Chapter Research Grant from the Society of Wetland Scientists, for her thesis research focused on factors influencing population dynamics in Isoëtes butleri, an endangered wetland spec

MS student, Anne Nies, has been awarded the 2013 Mildred Hartney Scholarship from the Elmhurst Garden Club ($1,000).

February 14, 2013

MS student, Kristen Laricchia, has been awarded a 2013 ISEN (Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern) grant in the amount of $5,892 for her research Transcriptome Analysis of Breadfruit across a Domestication Gradient.

February 7, 2013
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