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Laura Podzikowski (mentored by Jim Bever) awarded $180,000 USDA-NIFA Fellowship

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Congratulations Laura Podzikowski (mentored by Jim Bever).

Laura was awarded the USDA-NIFA award, a three-year fellowship totaling $180,000. The USDA-NIFA award will provide a stipend and research support for her dissertation work with the Dimensions of Biodiversity project at the KU Field station.”
In her dissertation, Laura tests competing hypotheses by investigating how the diversity of plant communities drives both plant growth and soil nutrient retention. This project builds upon research already underway as part of the Dimensions of Biodiversity grant at the KU Field station. 

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