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2014 News

November

PhD student, Jessamine Finch, has been awarded the 2014 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research award

November 20, 2014

PhD student, Jessamine Finch, has been awarded the 2014 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research award in the amount of $500 for her research study: "Untapped restoration potential: are city plants pre-adapted to climate change." 

August

Four of our students were recently awarded the 2014 Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award. Congratulations to Jessa Finch, Elliot Gardner, Kelly Ksiazek, and Emily Lewis!

August 8, 2014

July

Congratulations to PhD student, Elliot Gardner, a 2014 "Capturing the Beauty of Science" Scientific Images Winner.

July 17, 2014

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, has been awarded $1,500 from The Alumnae of Northwestern University for her Green Roofs Activity Book project. (2014)

July 17, 2014

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, has been awarded the 2014 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Botany in Action Fellowship for $5,000.

July 10, 2014

PhD student, Elliot Gardner, is the first ever recipient of The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship. He will receive $4,000 to study pollination in the genus Artocarpus (Moraceae) in Malaysia. (2014)

July 9, 2014

June

Selected Student Publications - 2014

June 18, 2014

DiLeo, M., J. Siu, M. Rhodes, A. López-Villalobos, A. Redwine, K. Ksiazek and R. Dyer. 2014. The gravity of pollination: Integrating at-site features into spatial analysis of contemporary pollen movement. Molecular Ecology, 23(16): 3973-3982.

Fant, J.B., K. Havens, J.M. Keller, A. Radosavljevic and E.D. Yates and K. Havens (2014) The influence of contemporary and historic landscape features on the genetic structure of the sand dune endemic, Cirsium pitcheri(Asteraceae). Heredity 112, 519–530

Ksiazek, K., J. Fant and K. Skogen (2014) Native forbs produce high quality seeds on Chicago green roofs. Journal of Living Architecture 2:e2.

Ksiazek, K. and O. Starry. 2014. Growing UP in the City: A Book About Green Roofs. Illustrated by C. Ryan Patterson. www.greeningupthecity.com.

Ksiazek, K. 2014. The Potential of Green Roofs to Support Urban Biodiversity.  In J. Briz, M. Köhler and I. de Felipe (Eds.), Green Cities in the World. (Chapter 6; pages 101-124). Madrid: Pronatur.

Ksiazek, K., R. Tonietto and J. Ascher. 2014. Ten bee species new to green roofs in the Chicago area. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 47:87-92.

Price, A. , J.B. Fant and D. Larkin (2014) Ecology of native vs. exotic  Phragmites australis (common reed) in Chicago-area wetlands. Wetlands 34 (2) 369-377

Rhodes, M., J.B. Fant and K.A. Skogen (2014) Local topography shapes fine-scale spatial genetic structure in the Arkansas Valley evening primrose, Oenothera harringtonii (Onagraceae) Journal of Heredity 105(6):806-15

PhD students, Kelly Ksiazek and Elliott Gardner have each been appointed to receive The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year by The Graduate School of Northwestern University.

June 18, 2014

MS student, Nora Talkington, was awarded a continuing education award of $1,000 from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO). (2014)

June 18, 2014

PhD student, Aleks Radosavljevic, has been awarded a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship

June 18, 2014

PhD student, Aleks Radosavljevic, has been awarded a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship. He will be assisting in collections improvement in the Botany Department at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC during 2014–15, while continuing work on his research focused on the systematics, biogeography, and taxonomic revision of the legume genus Cynometra ($36,500).

MS student, Laney Widener, has been awarded a grant of $700 from the California Native Plant Society

June 10, 2014

MS student, Laney Widener, has been awarded a grant of $700 from the California Native Plant Society for her research: Assessing reproductive isolation and genetic divergence in coastal California Castilleja (Orobanchaceae) species complex. (2014)

January

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, has been awarded $5,849 from the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern's Nasaw Family Fund

January 28, 2014

PhD student, Kelly Ksiazek, has been awarded $5,849 from the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern's Nasaw Family Fund for Environmental Research for her research "Patterns of pollen movement on urban green roofs." (2014)

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