Joe Drake published a cool blog piece on collaborative research he is co-leading: https://appliedecologistsblog.com/2020/03/26/environmental-dna-from-rive...
Kadambari Devarajan's research was highlighted in an article by the Wildlife Society: https://wildlife.org/researchers-craft-roadmap-for-studying-wildlife-com...
She was also awarded a $10,000 National Geographic Early Career Grant and has joined the cohort of 2020 National Geographic Explorers. And she was selected to be one of 4 students from across the university to represent UMass at the CASE workshop organized by AAAS this year. Unfortunately, the workshop has been postponed due to the pandemic.
Jake Barnett, Laura Hancock, Mayrolin Morales, and Josh Moyer were awarded a UMass Natural History Collections scholarship for the summer.
John Swenson was awarded a $7,300 Small Grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation to develop molecular resources that will help facilitate his thesis research on cownose rays.
Alex Winsor, first-year OEB student, published a paper from his previous work: “Methods for independently manipulating palatability and color in small insect prey” in PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231205.
Kit Straley was selected as Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Fellow for the summer. The competitive program offers 11-week fellowships working on projects that support FWS Conservation priorities.
Seanne Clemente was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship,
Incoming student Katrina Smith received Honorable Mention for her NSF GRF application.
Congratulations to everyone!