The Natural History Collections Summer Fellowships for 2013 have been awarded to six students: three graduate students in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program and three undergraduates in Anthropology, Biology, and Environmental Conservation. The average awarded was $3,000. The recipients are:
Matthew Boyer, from Lynn Adler’s lab for his study, “Effects of an invasive plant species on natural selection on a native plant mediated by pollinators and herbivores”;
Kristin Cheney for her study, “Spatial variation of stream insect emergence”. Allison Roy from the Department of Environmental Conservation is her advisor;
Ashley Cox, undergraduate in Anthropology studying with Laurie Godfrey, for her study, “Documenting human butchery of subfossil giant lemurs of Madagascar”;
Patrick Green, OEB graduate student with Sheila Patek, for his study, “Intraspecific morphological variation in mantis shrimp”;
Yi-Fen Lin, OEB graduate student with Betsy Dumont, for her project, “Burrowing performance of North American moles”;
Zoemma Warshafsky, Biology undergraduate for her study, “Atlantic bluefin tuna parasitology”. Her advisor is Molly Lutcavage, Director of the Large Pelagics Research Center in Gloucester.