Both Katie Massana (O’Meara Lab) and Rachel Wooliver (Schweitzer Lab) won NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) grants last week! Katie will be going to New Zealand and Rachel will be going to Tasmania this summer.
The McCracken Lab has a new paper in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases (online first). Riley F. Bernard, Jeffery T. Foster, Emma V. Willcox, Katy L. Parise, & Gary F. McCracken. 2015. Molecular detections of the causative agent of white-nose […]
A 2015 Carlos C. Campbell Fellowship, from the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, was awarded to Riley Bernard (McCracken Lab, collaborating with Emma Willcox (FWF)) for the project titled “Further Investigation of the Winter Behavior of Bats at Hibernation Sites […]
Congratulations to Brian Looney (Matheny Lab)! His NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) will be funded! DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Systematics, diversification, and functional maintenance of trophic mode in Russula (Russulales)
PhD student Courtney Gorman (Bailey Lab), Jen Schweitzer, and Joe Bailey recently published an article in PLoS One that’s making the news! Their paper finds that saving endemic species is important for ecosystems. Follow this link to read the full […]
Congratulations to Gary McCracken, Emma Willcox (FWF) and Riley Bernard! They were recently notified of a $10,000 grant from the UTIA Center for Wildlife Health to do a project titled: “Understanding Lower Pseudogymnoascus destructans Loads and Susceptibility to White-nose Syndrome […]
Alix Pfenningwerth, a graduate student in the Schweitzer Lab, won a Fellowship from the American Rhododendron Society this summer. Her research proposes to study how genetic variation in Rhododendron species influences physiological performance under a changing climate, including increasingly fluctuating […]
Michael Van Nuland, a graduate student in the Schweitzer Lab, just won the Francis and Eveyln Clark Soil Biology Scholarship for his work on the role of soil communities in mediating range shifts with climate change. He will be honored […]
Riley Bernard, a PhD student in the McCracken Lab, just received notification of $5,000 in funding from Basically Bats Wildlife Conservation Society. The funding is for her project “Epidemiology of Pseudogymnoascus destructans: Changes in Fungal Load on Active Bats throughout Winter in […]
Graduate student Cassie Dresser (Fitzpatrick Lab) has just found out that her work on Bog Turtle conservation in collaboration with the Knoxville Zoo was funded by a $21,000 grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Congratulations!