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Catherine Ann Ausland

Doctoral aspirant
Primary office:
Higuchi Hall


Advisor: Jim Bever and Ben Sikes
Research interests: Community ecology, plant-fungal interactions and mutualisms, tripartite interactions, plant ecology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education:

  • B.S. Biology – Elmhurst College
  • M.S. Biology – Northern Illinois University

Publications:

  • Ausland, C. and Barber N.A. In Prep. Context-dependency of mutualist influence on plant growth and defense: does nutrient loading affect plant mutualisms?

Presentations:

  • Ausland, C. Context-dependent effects of plant mutualists on plant and herbivore performance in Medicago sativa. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Oxford, Ohio, March 2016. Poster Presentation.
  • Ausland, C. Investigating the context-dependent effects of plant mutualists on plant and herbivore performance in an agricultural legume.  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, March 2016. Thesis Defense.
  • Ausland, C. Context-dependent effects of plant mutualists on plant and herbivore performance in an agricultural legume. Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals Grant Fundraiser, Vernon Hills, Illinois, September 2015. Oral presentation.

Awards:

  • Ausland, C. University Graduate Fellowship. University of Kansas. $18,740. 9 mo. 8/18/16 – 5/18/17.
  • Ausland, C. Georger E. Terwilliger Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Northern Illinois University. $1,000. 4/14/16.
  • Ausland, C. Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals Environmental Research Grant. $500. 6/2/2015. Funded.

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