Congratulations to Madison Foster, a sophomore from Topeka majoring in ecology, evolution and organismal biology recently won the Maynard F. Moseley Award for her oral presentation at the Botanical Society of America in Rochester, Minnesota. . This was Madison’s first oral presentation at a national conference. The abstract for her talk can be found:
Madison is co-advised by Dr. Carla Harper and Dr. Michael Krings (Munich, Germany). Her research is supported by the NSF grant entitled: The Zygomycetes Genealogy of Life (ZyGoLife)-the conundrum of Kingdom Fungi (subcontract to Krings) in the paleobotany lab of Dr. Edith Taylor.
DR. MAYNARD MOSELEY was widely recognized for his enthusiasm for and dedication to teaching and his students, as well as for his research using floral and wood anatomy to understand the systematics and evolution of angiosperm taxa, especially waterlilies. (PSB, Spring, 2003). The Maynard F. Moseley Award was established in 1995 to honor a career of dedicated teaching, scholarship, and service to the furtherance of the botanical sciences. Dr. Moseley, known to his students as “Dr. Mo”, died Jan. 16, 2003 in Santa Barbara, CA, where he had been a professor since 1949. The award is given to the best student paper (undergraduate or graduate student), presented in either the Paleobotanical or Developmental and Structural sessions, that advances our understanding of plant structure in an evolutionary context.