Leigh Moorhead, a graduate student in the Classen Lab, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) grant from the NSF for her project: Exploring how mammal herbivore – plant community interactions shape ecosystem response to global change. GROW […]
Jiang Jiang (NIMBioS fellow and Classen Lab postdoc) and Don DeAngelis (adjunct) have received the Ecological Society of America’s 2014 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award. Their winning paper, “Strong species-environment feedback shapes plant community assembly along environmental gradients,” was published […]
EEB Undergraduate Kenna Rewcastle has won a highly-competitive Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research award. Only about 20% of applicants receive funding. Kenna is working with the Classen Lab in Copenhagen. She will be working on the Swedish gradient this summer. […]
Aimee Classen has received more than $880,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate often-overlooked carbon cycle players. She and her team will examine factors that influence carbon cycling below the ground and are not included in today’s carbon-cycle […]
Faculty Aimee Classen and Nate Sanders taught a Maymester class in Costa Rica focusing on suitability issues. In addition to visiting many farms and conducting field experiments, students conducted trail maintenance in Monteverdi.
Graduate students Jeremiah Henning (Classen Lab) and Quentin Read (Sanders Lab) were just invited to participate in the Boreal Forest Ecology Course in Sweden. The course, led by David Wardle at SLU (http://www.seksko.se/en/research/researchers/senior-researchers/70-david-wardle.html) is competitive to get into and attracts […]
Undergraduate student, Sarah Wood (Classen Lab), was awarded a Sigma Xi grant in aid of research (http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/) for her undergraduate thesis work on how ants in Colorado alter ecosystem processes. Only 30% of ecological applications are awarded and most of […]
Undergraduate Nora Dunkirk, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation REU fellowship this summer to work at the Sevilleta LTER (http://sev.lternet.edu/REU). Nora will be conducting part of her senior honors thesis at the SEV this summer.
Undergraduate Brandy Pieper (Classen Lab) was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation REU fellowship this summer to work in Puerto Rico at the LTER Luquillo Forest site. You can follow Brandy’s summer field work on her blog: http://www.pieperstravels.blogspot.com.
Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]