University of Kansas Field Station

Recipients of 2014 KU Field Station grants announced

Published on June 3, 2014 by Jennifer Delisle

Tags: Awards, Graduate Student Opportunity, Research

Through the KU Field Station Small Grants Program, four graduate students have received funding to support research conducted at the field station this summer. Projects will take advantage of established resources available at the field station including Cross Reservoir, deer exclosures, and long-term data sets. Each grant recipient will present a summary of their work at a seminar held during the 2014/2015 academic year.

Students awarded grants, their academic advisor and department, and research subject are listed below. All recipients are KU students.

Rachel Bowes (Jim Thorp, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - The effect of a deep water algae belt on benthic invertebrate distribution

Terra Lubin (Helen Alexander, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - Mycorrhizae, Drought, and Restoration

Courtney Masterson (Helen Alexander, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - Using an Artificial Herbivory Experiment to Study the Tolerance of Helianthus Species to Large Mammal Herbivory

Paula Roy (Jenny Gleason, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - A Survey of Drosophila Communities in Kansas