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Four EEB students win Field Station Awards

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Emma Hauser, Athens, Ohio, doctoral student in ecology & evolutionary biology, received a $1,000 award through the fund named for Pesek. The award will provide support for her project titled “The economics of plant nutrition: Variation in carbon allocation with depth and land use.” Her adviser is Sharon Billings, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey.

Ligia Souza, doctoral student in ecology & evolutionary biology, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was awarded $700 for her project titled “Phosphatase activity in soils as a biogeochemical indicator of past land use.” Her adviser is Sharon Billings, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey.

Soudeh Ghasemian, doctoral student in ecology & evolutionary biology from Mashhad, Iran, was awarded $500 for her research of tree-rings to determine how trees have responded to different environmental and anthropogenic changes across centuries. Her adviser is Sharon Billings, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey.

Theo Michaels, Santa Rosa, California, doctoral student in ecology & evolutionary biology, was awarded $500 for her project titled “Living on the edge: Soil ecosystem edge interactions between prairie patches and land use matrices.” Her advisers are Jim Bever, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey; and Ben Sikes, assistant professor of microbial biology and an assistant scientist at the survey.



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