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2016 News

November

Jessa Finch (PhD Student) was awarded $100 for her research by the Illinois State Academy of Science Annual Meeting, 1st place graduate oral presentation, Botany.

November 24, 2016

Jessa Finch (PhD Student) was awarded $1200 for her research by the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals Student Research Grant.

November 17, 2016

October

Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas (PhD Student) was awarded the Planting Science Digging Deeper Fellowship for her research.

October 11, 2016

September

Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas (PhD Student) was awarded for her research by the North American Society of Conservation Biology Student Travel Award.

September 20, 2016

July

Lynnaun Johnson (PhD Student) was awarded $4500 for his research by the Catherine Beattie Fellowship.

July 20, 2016

Abbey White (MS student): "Understanding genetic diversity, clonality, and demography to inform restoration of a vulnerable Great Lakes endemic thistle, Cirsium hillii (Asteraceae)” ($1,000, Prairie Biotic Research Inc. 2016 award).

July 14, 2016

Selected Student Publications - 2016

July 14, 2016

Barak, RS, AL Hipp, W Pearse, J Cavender-Bares, J Callaway, S Hotchkiss, DJ Larkin. 2016. Taking the long view: Integrating recorded, paleoecological, and evolutionary information into ecological restoration. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 177:90-102.

Barak, RS, “Recipe for an Aster: Prairie Restoration in Chicago,” Parks and Recreation Magazine, May 1, 2016.

Barak, Rebecca S.; Hipp, Andrew L.; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; et al. 2016. Taking the long view: integrating recorded, archeological, paleoecological, and evolutionary data into ecological restoration. International journal of plant sciences. Journal of Applied Ecology 177(1): 90-102.

Desai, N., Wilson, A.W., Powers, J.M., Mueller, G.M., and Egerton-Warburton, L.M. (2016). Mycorrhizal community structure in Quercus oleoides in a restored seasonally dry tropical forest. Environmental Research Letters 11: 125007. (Special Issue on Conservation of Dry Seasonal Tropical Forests).

Fant J.B., Price, A. and D. Larkin (2016) The influence of habitat disturbance on genetic structure and reproductive strategies within stands of native and non-native Phragmites australis (common reed)" Diversity and Distributions. 22 (12) Pages 1301–1313.

Gallagher, M. K. and S. Wagenius. 2016. Seed source impacts germination and early establishment of dominant grasses in prairie restorations. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 251-263. 

Gardner, E.M., M.G. Johnson, D. Ragone, N.J. Wickett, & N.J.C. Zerega. 2016. Low-coverage, whole-genome sequencing of Artocarpus camansi (Moraceae) for phylogenetic marker development and gene discovery. Applications in Plant Sciences4(7), apps.1600017. http://doi.org/10.3732/apps.1600017

Hintz, L.  Eshleman, M.M., Foxx, A., Wood, T.E., Kramer, A. 2016. Population differentiation in early life history traits of cleome lutea var. Lutea in the intermountain west. Western North American Naturalist76(1): 6-17.

Johnson, Matthew G.; Malley, Claire et al. 2016. A phylotranscriptomic analysis of gene family expansion and evolution in the largest order of pleurocarpous mosses (Hypnales, Bryophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98: 29-40.

Johnson, M.G., E.M. Gardner, Y. Liu, R. Medina, B. Goffinet, A.J., N.J.C. Zerega, and N.J. Wickett. 2016. HybPiper: Extracting coding sequence and introns for phylogenetics from high-throughput sequencing reads using target enrichment. Applications in Plant Sciences4(7), apps.1600016. http://doi.org/10.3732/apps.1600016

Leacock, P.R., A.W. Wilson, R. Zhang, C. Ning, G. Mueller. 2016. Cantharellus chicagoensis sp. nov. is supported by molecular and morphological analysis as a new yellow chanterelle in midwestern United States. Mycologia 108(4): 765-772.

Lewis E.M. , Fant J.B., Moore M.J., Hastings A.P., Larson E.L., Agrawal A.A., Skogen K.A. (2016) Microsatellites for Oenothera gayleana and O. hartwegii subsp. filifolia (Onagraceae), and their utility in section Calylophus. Appl Plant Sci. Feb 9;4(2).

Muller, K. and S. Wagenius. 2016. Echinacea angustifolia and its specialist ant-tended aphid: a multi-year study of manipulated and naturally-occurring aphid infestation. Ecological Entomology 41: 51-60. PDF

Skogen, K. A., T. Jogesh, E. T. Hilpman, S. L. Todd, M. K. Rhodes, S. Still, and J. B. Fant. (2016)  Land-use change has no detectable effect on reproduction in a disturbance-adapted plant pollinated by long-distance dispersing hawkmoths. American Journal of Botany. 103:1950-1963

Ben Morgan (PhD Student) was awarded the Mycological Society of America 2016 Fungal Forest Ecology Award for his research.

July 13, 2016

Lynnaun Johnson (PhD student)

July 7, 2016

Lynnaun Johnson (PhD student): "Investigating the carbon nutrition and mycorrhizal relationships of Dendrophylax lindenii, the Ghost Orchid, an endangered leafless epiphytic orchid native to Florida.” ($4,500, Garden Club of America, Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship 2016).

Jacob Zeldin (MS student) Awarded a Grant for a Publication

July 7, 2016

Jacob Zeldin (MS student): "Impacts of plant-community functional composition and diversity in the growth and persistence of threatened plant populations.” ($2,500, Garden Club of America, Field Botany Scholarship 2016).

Ben Cooper (MS Student) was awarded $750 for his research for the 2016 ASPT Graduate Research Award.

July 7, 2016

Abbey White (MS student) Awarded for a Publication

July 1, 2016

Abbey White (MS student): "Understanding genetic diversity, clonality, and demography to inform restoration of a vulnerable Great Lakes endemic thistle, Cirsium hillii (Asteraceae)” ($1,000, Prairie Biotic Research Inc. 2016 award).

March

Rebecca Barak (PhD student)

March 3, 2016

Rebecca Barak (PhD student): Do seed traits predict germination and persistence of plant species in prairie restoration? ($1,000, Society for Ecological Restoration 2016

Adrienne Ernst (PhD student) is awarded the highly prestigious and competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 3, 2016

Adrienne Ernst (PhD student) is awarded the highly prestigious and competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! She will be conducting research on "The Effects of Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity on Invasibility of Restored Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystems"

Jacob Zeldin (MS student): "Impacts of plant-community functional composition and diversity in the growth and persistence of threatened plant populations.” ($2,500, Garden Club of America, Field Botany Scholarship 2016).

March 3, 2016

Alex Seglias (MS Student) was awarded $450 for her research by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico.

March 3, 2016

Rebecca Barak (PhD Student) won first place for her oral paper presentation of "Shopping for a prairie: Diversity and composition of commercially available seed mixes for prairie restoration." at the 24th North American Prairie Conference.

March 3, 2016

Ben Cooper (MS Student) was awarded $750 for his research for the New Mexico Native Plant Society Research Grant.

March 2, 2016
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