Botanical Society of America Awards 2011

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 awards provided by the Botanical Society of America. Here we provide recognition for outstanding efforts and contributions to the science of botany. We thank you for your support of these programs.

Botanical Society of America AWARDS
Botanical Society of America Merit Awards | Graduate Student Research Awards | Undergraduate Student Research Awards | Young Botanist Awards

Named AWARDS
Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award | Vernon I. Cheadle STAs | Triarch "Botanical Images" STAs | Darbaker Prize | Katherine Esau Award | The Henry Allan Gleason Award | John S. Karling Award | Lawrence Memorial Award | Margaret Menzel Award | Maynard Moseley Award | Jeanette Siron Pelton Award | Winfried and Renate Remy Award | Emanuel D. Rudolph Award | A. J. Sharp Award | Grady L. Webster Award | Edgar T. Wherry Award

Sectional AWARDS
Student Travel Awards - Bryological & Lichenological | Developmental & Structural | Ecological | Genetics | Phychological | Phytochemical | Pteridological Section & American Fern Society

Student Presentation, Poster and Research Awards - Developmental & Structural Section Best Student Poster Award | Ecological Section Award for the best Student Presentation | Ecological Section Award for the best Student Poster | Economic Botany Section Award for the best Student Presentation | Economic Botany Section Award for the best Student Poster | Phycological | Phytochemical | Pteridological | Southeastern | Genetics Section Student Research Awards | Historical Section Student Participation Award | Physiological Section Li-Cor Prize | Physiological Section Poster Award | Southeastern Section

 

The Botanical Society of America's MERIT AWARD

The Botanical Society of America Merit Award is the highest honor our Society bestows. Each year, the Merit Award Committee solicits nominations, evaluates candidates, and selects those to receive an award. Awardees are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to the mission of our scientific Society. The committee identifies recipients who have demonstrated excellence in basic research, education, public policy, or who have provided exceptional service to the professional botanical community, or who may have made contributions to a combination of these categories. Based on these stringent criteria, the 2011 BSA Merit Award recipient is:

Dr. Ann Hirsch, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Hirsch is recognized for her outstanding contributions in the research of plant-microbe interactions, bridging the interactions among genes, plant growth regulators, signal transductions, and microbes. Her research is truly exceptional in combining field aspects of basic research and classical knowledge with molecular aspects, especially in legume-microbe interactions; she has been described as a bold and fearless experimentalist. Ann has also had a long and outstanding record in education where she has set very high standards, and her passion for research has created a stimulating laboratory environment for many undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars to start or pursue careers in science. Dr. Hirsch has excelled in all aspects of her professional life and is richly deserving of the 2011 Merit Award.

 

Charles Edwin Bessey Award (BSA in association with the Teaching Section and Education Committee)
Dr. Susan Singer, Carleton College. Dr. Singer is the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences at Carleton College. She has served as Co-director of the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative as well as the Director of the Perlman Learning and Teaching Center. At the national level, Dr. Singer has served as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation and recently worked on the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s recent publication “Vision and Change”. This document is a call to action that is already impacting the future of biology teaching. Dr. Singer has received numerous grants, which have often resulted in publications including student authors. Her recent work as a member of the Education, Outreach, and Training Committee of the iPlant Collaborative epitomizes the national impact her actions have had on creating innovative and effective approaches to teaching botany.

 

Darbaker Prize
The Darbaker Prize in Phycology is given each year in memory of Dr. Leasure K. Darbaker. It is presented to a resident of North America for meritorious work in the study of microscopic algae based on papers published in English by the nominee during the last two full calendar years. This year The Darbaker Award for meritorious work on microscopic algae is presented to:
Dr. Sallie (Penny) Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Chisholm’s recent and past publications are on the significant role of the microalgal group
Prochlorococcus. She and her collaborators have elucidated their wide distribution in the oceanic
environment, and have demonstrated essential critical environmental factors, including light and nutrients
which account for the varied distribution and certain ecotypes and species. Their most recent emphasis
is on the genomic characterization with respect to phosphate uptake, and the potential involvement of
the cyanophages in the transfer of genetic material. She has also offered her well considered opinion in
influential scientific journals to discourage oceanic Fe fertilization since it likely will seriously impact
the ecosystem.

 

 

Lawrence Memorial Award
The Lawrence Memorial Fund was established at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, to commemorate the life and achievements of its founding director, Dr. George H. M. Lawrence. Proceeds from the Fund are used to make an annual Award in the amount of $2000 to a doctoral candidate to support travel for dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences.
The recipient of the Award is selected from candidates nominated by their major professors. Nominees may be from any country and the Award is made strictly on the basis of merit - the recipient's general scholarly promise and significance of the research proposed. The Award Committee includes representatives from the Hunt Institute, The Hunt Foundation, the Lawrence family, and the botanical community.
The Lawrence Memorial Award for 2011 goes to Mr. Brian Sidoti, student of Dr. Kenneth Cameron of the University of Wisconsin.

 

SPECIAL AWARD
Dr. Kent Holsinger, Out-going BSA Past-President, University of Connecticut
The Botanical Society of America presents a special award to Dr. Holsinger expressing gratitude and appreciation for outstanding contributions and support for the Society. Kent has provided exemplary contributions to the Society in terms of leadership, time, and effort.
SPECIAL AWARD
Rachel Meyer, BSA Student Representative to the Board, New York Botanical Garden
The Botanical Society of America presents a special award to Rachel expressing gratitude and appreciation for outstanding contributions and support for the Society.

 

Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards (BSA in association with the Developmental and Structural Section)
This award was named in honor of the memory and work of Dr. Vernon I. Cheadle.
Jessica Budke, University of Connecticut - Advisor: Dr. Cynthia S. Jones - Botany 2011 presentation: "Experimental Manipulation of the Moss Calyptra: The effect of cuticle removal and desiccation on sporophyte development in Funaria hygrometrica." Co-authors, Bernard Goffinet and Cynthia Jones
David Duarte, Cal Poly Pomona - Advisor: Frank Ewers - Botany 2011 presentation: "Seasonal changes in the vessel anatomy of adults and resprouts of California black walnut trees following wildfire" Co-authors, Edward Bobich, Sarah Pak, Shawn Pham, Yasuhiro Utsumi and Frank Ewers
Ari Novy, Rutgers University - Advisor: Dr. Jean Marie Hartman - Botany 2011 presentation: "Rapid evolution of phenology during invasion of the grass Microstegium vimineum in North America." Co-authors, Luke Flory and Jean Marie Hartman
Chi-Chih Wu, University of Colorado, Boulder - Advisor: Dr. Pamela Diggle - Botany 2011 presentation: "The impact of the lower genetic relatedness of endosperm to its compatriot embryo on maize seed development" Co-authors, Pamela Diggle and William Friedman

 

Triarch "Botanical Images" Student Travel Awards
This award provides acknowledgement and travel support to BSA meetings for outstanding student work coupling digital images (botanical) with scientific explanations/descriptions designed for the general public.
James Riser, Washington State University - 1st Place, Showy milkweed and hawk moth, $500 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award
Allison Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles - 2nd Place, Top view of a root nodule from Pisum sativum with DR5::GUS auxin responsive reporter construct, $250 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award
Alan Franck, University of South Florida - 3rd Place (tie), One night only, $150 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award
Tomas Zavada, University Of Massachusetts - 3rd Place (tie), Pollinating chicory, $150 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award

 

Isabel Cookson Award (Paleobotanical Section)
Established in 1976, the Isabel Cookson Award recognizes the best student paper presented in the Paleobotanical Section
Jeffrey Benca of the University of Washington, Advisor, Dr. Caroline Stromberg, is the 2011 award recipient for the paper entitled, “Morphological variation in the panglobal Devonian lycopsid genus Leclercqia: A new species from Washington state, Co-authors: Caroline Stromberg and Maureen Carlisle.

 

George R. Cooley Award (Systematics Section and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists)
George R. Cooley award for best contributed paper in plant systematics. The ASPT's Cooley Award is given for the best paper in systematics given at the annual meeting by a botanist in the early stages of his/her career. Awards are made to members of ASPT who are graduate students or within 5 years of their post-doctoral careers. The Cooley Award is given for work judged to be substantially complete, synthetic and original. First authorship required; graduate students or those within 5 years of finishing their Ph.D. are eligible; must be a member of ASPT at time of abstract submission; only one paper judged per candidate.
This year's award was given to Erin Tripp of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for the talk entitled “Physacanthus (Acanthaceae): a heteroplasmic, intergeneric, interlineage hybrid?". Co-authors: Lucinda Mcdade, Siti Fatimah Isa and Iain Darbyshire

 

Katherine Esau Award (Developmental and Structural Section)
This award was established in 1985 with a gift from Dr. Esau and is augmented by ongoing contributions from Section members. It is given to the graduate student who presents the outstanding paper in developmental and structural botany at the annual meeting.
This year’s award goes to Natalia Pabon-Mora, from New York Botanical Garden, Advisor, Amy Litt, for the paper “Functional redundancy of non-core eudicot FUL-like paralogs in regulating flowering time and petal development..” Co-author: Amy Litt.

Honorable Mention - Chi-Chih Wu, University Of Colorado Boulder, Advisor, Pamela Diggle, for the paper "The impact of the lower genetic relatedness of endosperm to its compatriot embryo on maize seed development." Co-authors were Pamela Diggle and William Friedman.

 

Margaret Menzel Award (Genetics Section)
The Margaret Menzel Award is presented by the Genetics Section for the outstanding paper presented in the contributed papers sessions of the annual meetings.
This year’s award goes to Matthew Parks, Oregon State University, Advisor, Aaron Liston, for the paper “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Mitigating the Effect of Noisy Data in Plastome Phylogenomic Analyses." Co-authors: Richard Cronn and Aaron Liston.

 

Maynard Moseley Award (Paleobotanical and Developmental and Structural Sections)
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. He 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 award is given to the best student paper, presented in either the Paleobotanical or Developmental and Structural sessions, that advances our understanding of plant structure in an evolutionary context.
John Benedict, from Arizona State University, Advisor, Kathleen Pigg, is the 2011 Moseley Award recipient, for his paper "The fossil history of Zingiberales and new insights based on fossil and extant members."

 

Emanuel D. Rudolph Award (Historical Section)
The Emanuel D. Rudolph Award is given by the Historical Section of the BSA for the best student presentation/poster of a historical nature at the annual meetings. 
This year’s award goes to Nuala Caomhanach, University of Missouri, Advisor, Kim Kleinman, for her presentation: “Thomas Nuttall and 19th Century Botany: The St. Louis Connection.”

 

THE 2011 GRADY L. WEBSTER AWARD
This award was established in 2006 by Dr. Barbara D. Webster, Grady’s wife, and Dr. Susan V. Webster, his daughter, to honor the life and work of Dr. Grady L. Webster. The American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Botanical Society of America are pleased to join together in honoring Grady Webster.

Dr. Sherwin Carlquist
Xylem heterochrony: an unappreciated key to angiosperm origin and diversifications
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2009, 161, 26–65
Edgar T. Wherry Award (Pteridological Section and the American Fern Society)
The Edgar T. Wherry Award is given for the best paper presented during the contributed papers session of the Pteridological Section. This award is in honor of Dr. Wherry’s many contributions to the floristics and patterns of evolution in ferns.
This year’s award goes to Monique McHenry, University of Vermont, Advisor and co-author David S. Barrington, for her paper; "Investigating morphological diversity of Andean Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae): seeking explanations for incongruence between sequence variation and morphological variation"

 

The BSA Graduate Student Research Award including the J. S. Karling Award
The BSA Graduate Student Research Awards support graduate student research and are made on the basis of research proposals and letters of recommendations. Withing the award group is the Karling Graduate Student Research Award. This award was instituted by the Society in 1997 with funds derived through a generous gift from the estate of the eminent mycologist, John Sidney Karling (1897-1994), and supports and promotes graduate student research in the botanical sciences. The 2011 award recipients are:
J. S. Karling Graduate Student Research Award
Matthew Koski, University of Pittsburgh - Advisor, Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, Breaking boundaries of human visual bias: selection on ultraviolet floral traits
BSA Graduate Student Research Awards
Gerardo Acero-Gomez, University of Pittsburgh, - Advisor, Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, Long live the flower: increasing flower longevity and outcrossing rate with increasing community diversity
Lavanya Challagundla, Mississippi State University, - Advisor, Dr. Lisa Wallace, Evolution of B chromosomes in the Genome of Xanthisma gracile (Asteraceae)
Grant T. Godden, University of Florida, - Advisor, Dr. Pamela S. Soltis, Out of the bushes and into the trees: Alternative approaches to a problematic mint phylogeny
Daniel M. Griffith, Wake Forest University, - Advisor, Dr. T. Michael Anderson, Adaptive Significance of Sodium and Grazing Tolerance in Serengeti Grasses
Stephanie Pimm Lyon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, - Advisor, Dr. Thomas J. Givnish, Systematics and biogeography of Corybas (Orchidaceae)
Rhiannon Peery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, - Advisor, Dr. Stephen R. Downie, Understanding genome interactions within the carrot family (Apiaceae) using phylogenetic methods
Daniel Spalink, University of Wisconsin-Madison, - Advisor, Dr. Kenneth J. Sytsma, Phylogeny, biogeography, ecology, and population genetics of the North American bulrushes (Scirpus, Cyperaceae): assessing the implications of endemism in a changing climate
Simon Uribe_Convers, University of Idaho, - Advisor, Dr. David C. Tank, Inferring Patterns of Biodiversity in a young Andean ecosystem: developing a novel high throughput sequencing approach for phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies in Bartsia (Orobanchaceae)
Jose D. Zuniga, Claremont Graduate University & Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, - Advisor, Dr. Lucinda A. McDade, Systematics and biogeography of Sabiaceae with emphasis on Neotropical Meliosma.

 

The BSA Undergraduate Student Research Awards
The BSA Undergraduate Student Research Awards support undergarduate student research and are made on the basis of research proposals and letters of recommendation. The 2011 award recipients are:
Keri L Caudle, Fort Hays State University, - Advisor, Dr. Brian R. Maricle
Jennifer Collins, SUNY Plattsburgh, - Advisor, Dr. Christopher T. Martine
Jacqueline Rice, University of Florida, - Advisor, Dr. Pamela Soltis
Eric Taber, Colgate University, - Advisor, Dr. Eddie Watkins
Megan Ward, SUNY Plattsburgh, - Advisor, Dr. Christopher T. Martine

 

Developmental & Structural Section Student Travel Awards
Kelly Matsunaga, Humboldt State University - Advisor, Dr. Alexandru Tomescu - Botany 2011 presentation: "Nectary Structure of Scoliopus bigelovii (Liliaceae)." Co-authors: Michael R. Meslerand Alexandru Tomescu
Robert Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder - Advisor, Dr. Pamela Diggle - Botany 2011 presentation: "Making branches in Mimulus: intraspecific developmental variation inshoot architecture." Co-author: Pamela Diggle
Geraldine Boyden, St. John's University - Advisor, Dr. Dianella Howarth - Botany 2011 presentation: "CYCLOIDEA-like genes are implicated in development and floral patterning in Fedia cornucopiae (Valerianaceae)." Co-authors: Diane Hardej, Amy Litt and Dianella Howarth x
Michael Malahy, Oklahoma State University - Advisor, Dr. Andrew Doust - Botany 2011 presentation: "Pattern of vegetative architectural development in green millet (Setaria viridis) under varied planting densities." Co-author: Andrew Doust
Ana Maria Almeida, University of California, Berkeley - Advisor, Dr. Chelsea Specht - Botany 2011 presentation: "Gingers BCs: The role of MADS-box genes in floral evolution in the Zingiberales." Co-authors: Wagner Otoni, Roxana Yocktenga and Chelsea Specht
Irma Ortiz, University of California, Los Angeles - Advisor, Dr. Ann M. Hirsch - Botany 2011 presentation: "A Bacillus strain isolated by undergraduate students at UCLA promotes plant growth by procuring soil nutrients and may also serve as a biological control agent." Co-authors: Allison Schwartz, Erin R. Sanders, Andrew C. Diener and Ann M. Hirsch
Allison Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles - Advisor, Dr. Ann M. Hirsch - Botany 2011 presentation: "A newly isolated Bacillus strain affects legume plant architecture and pea nodule morphology by secreting auxin." Co-authors: Irma Ortiz, Erin R. Sanders, Darleen Demason and Ann M. Hirsch

 

Developmental & Structural Section Best Student Poster Award
Saul Hoyos , University Of Missouri Saint Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden, for the poster, “Anatomical and morphological characteristics among Fusispermum spp. and Rinorea apiculata group (Violaceae) can be useful for understanding the phylogenetic relationships?”

 

Ecology Section Undergraduate Student Presentation Award, Sponsored by LI-COR
Brandi Cannon, Ohio State University, Advisor, Christopher Randle, for the paper “Presentation, aroma, and flavor: Investigation of host cues in the orientation and establishment of Phoradendron serotinum (Viscaceae).” Co-authors: Jessica Garrison, James Sopas, Timothy Verastegui and Christopher Randle.

 

Ecology Section Graduate Student Presentation Award, Sponsored by LI-COR
John Stanton-Geddes, University of Minnesota Advisor, Ruth Shaw, for the paper “Ecological and genetic contributions to range limits in Chamaecrista fasciculata.” Co-authors: Peter Tiffin and Ruth Shaw.

 

Ecology Section Award, Best Student Poster Award, Sponsored by LI-COR
Steven Callen, of Saint Louis University, Advisor, Allison Miller for the poster, “Assessing the environmental niches of native and introduced Pueraria montana (kudzu).” Co-authors: Jason Knouft and Allison Miller.

 

Ecology Section Student Travel Awards
Rupesh Kariyat, Pennsylvania State University - Advisor, Dr. Andrew Stephenson - Botany 2011 presentation: "Volatile mediated indirect defense signaling is disrupted by inbreeding and genetic variation in Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense L) ." Co-author: Andrew Stephenson
Benjamin VanderWeide, Kansas State University - Advisor, Dr. David C. Hartnett - Botany 2011 presentation: "Mark-recapture analysis of herbarium data from the northern Flint Hills of Kansas, USA." Co-authors: Brett Sandercock and Carolyn Ferguson

 

Economic Botany Section Best Student Presentation Award
Sophie Williams, Royal Botanical Garden, Kew  and Bangor University, Co-supervised by Colin Clubbe (RBG Kew), James Gibbons (Bangor University) Julia Jones (Bangor University), for the paper “Cultivation of harvested species as a conservation strategy

 

Economic Botany Section Best Student Poster Award
Brian Walsh, University of Wisconsin - Madison Advisor, Dr. Eve Emshwiller, for the poster “Phylogeny of American Chenopodium species with focus on origins of the domesticated taxa” Co-author: Eve Emshwiller.

 

Genetics Section Student Poster Award
Lubos Majesky, Palacky University Olomouc, Advisor, Radim J.Vasut, for the poster “Genetic variability in apomictic clones of common dandelion (Taraxacum; Asteraceae)” Co-authors: Radim Vasut, Bohumil Travnicek and Miloslav Kitner.

 

Genetics Section Student Research Awards
Genetics Section Student Research Awards provide $500 for research funding and an additional $500 for attendance at a future BSA meeting.
Guadalupe Borja, Oklahoma State University - Masters Student Award - Advisor: Dr. Andrew Doust, for the proposal titled "Integrating phylogeny and population genetics: distinguishing incomplete lineage sorting and gene flow to infer the evolution of the Southeastern bladderpods (Paysonia spp.)."
Kim Thompson, University of Cincinnati - Graduate Student Award - Advisor: Dr. David Lentz, for the proposal titled "Chloroplast Microsatellite Analysis of Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae), a Tropical Fruit and Timber Tree."

 

Genetics Section Student Travel Awards
Ari Novy, Rutgers University - Advisor, Dr. Jean Marie Hartman - Botany 2011 presentation: "Genetic Variation of Spartina alterniflora Loisel. in the New York Metropolitan Area and Its Relevance for Marsh Restoration." Co-authors, Peter E. Smouse, Jean Marie Hartman, Lena Struwe, Joshua Honig, Chris Miller, and Stacy Bonos
Sean Ryan, San Diego State University - Advisor, Dr. Michael G. Simpson - Botany 2011 presentation: "Molecular Phylogenetic Relationships and Character Evolution of Fritillaria subgenus Liliorhiza." Co-author, Michael G. Simpson

 

Mycological Section Student Travel Awards
Carla Harper, University Of Kansas - Advisor, Dr. Thomas Taylor - Botany 2011 presentation: "Fungi from the Permian and Triassic of Antarctica." Co-authors, Thomas Taylor and Michael Krings
Wittaya Kaonongbua, Indiana University - Advisor, Dr. James D. Bever - Botany 2011 presentation: "Xerospora xerophila gen. et sp. nov., a new arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus from a semi-arid region of North America." Co-author, James D. Bever

 

Phycological Section Student Travel Award
Timothy Rocwell, llinois State University - Advisor, Dr. Martha Cook - Botany 2011 presentation: "Cell division in the charophycean green alga Entransia fimbriata."

 

Physiological Section Li-Cor Prize - Best Paper
Alexander J. Eilts, University of Minnesota, for the talk “An early look at the transport of mineral resources in the clonal forb Fragaria vesca L.."

 

Physiological Section Li-Cor Prize - Best Poster
Mitchell Hall, Frostburg State University, for the poster “The effectiveness of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) modified with a Hessian fly-responsive(Hfr) gene against phloem-feeding and chewing insects." Co-authors: Sunshine Brosi and David Puthoff.

 

Physiological Section Best Paper Award
Jennifer JoCarole Cappa, Colorado State University, for the talk “Characterization of selenium uptake and metabolism in Stanleya (Brassicaceae)." Co-authors: Crystal Yetter, Sirine Fakra, Matthew Marcus, Mark Simmons and Elizabeth Pilon-Smits.

 

Physiological Section Best Poster Award
Albina Khasanova, John Carroll University, for the poster entitled, “Impacts of drought on mineral nutrition of grasses and forbs in the Intermountain West.” Co-authors: Jeremy James and Rebecca Drenovsky.

 

Phytochemical Section Student Travel Award
Janna Rose, Florida International University - Advisor, Dr. Bradley Bennett - Botany 2011 presentation: “Isolation of Ellagic acid from the Bioassay-Guided Fractionation of Methanolic Crude Extracts of Rosa canina L. Galls.”
Angelle Bullard-Roberts, Florida International University - Advisor, Dr. Bradley Bennett - Botany 2011 presentation: “Treating Sugar: Antidiabetic herbal remedies in Trinidad and Tobago.” Co-author, Bradley Bennett
Holly Summers, Cornell University - Advisor, Dr. Robert Raguso - Botany 2011 presentation: “Intraspecific variation in floral display and breeding system in Oenothera flava (Onagraceae).” Co-author, Robert Raguso
Lindsey Tuominenx, University of Georgia - Advisor, Dr. Chung-Jui Tsai - Botany 2011 presentation: “Perturbation of Populus Phenylpropanoid Metabolism in Suspension Cell Cultures.” Co-authors, Raja S. Payyavula, Scott A. Harding and Chung-Jui Tsai

 

Pteridological Section & American Fern Society Student Travel Awards
Fernando Matos, New York Botanical Garden - Advisor, Dr. Robbin Moran - Botany 2011 presentation: “The ferns and lycophytes of a montane tropical forest in southern Bahia, Brazil.” Co-authors, Paulo Henrique Labiak and Andre, Amorim
Monique McHenry, University of Vermont - Advisor, Dr. David Barrington - Botany 2011 presentation: “Investigating morphological diversity of Andean Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae): seeking explanations for incongruence between sequence variation and morphological variation.” Co-author, Dr. David Barrington

 

The BSA Young Botanist Awards
The purpose of these awards are to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America. The 2011 "Certificate of Special Achievement" award recipients are:
Gracie Benson-Martin, University Of California, Berkeley - Advisor, Dr. Chelsea D. Specht
Amanda Bieber, Old Dominion University - Advisor, Dr. Lytton John Musselman
Caitlin M. Bregitzer, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. John Z. Kiss
Melanie Brusky, University of Cincinnati - Advisor, Dr. Theresa Culley
Alicia Campbell, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Carolyn Keiffer
Guillaume Chomicki-Bayada, University of Manchester - Advisor, Dr. Simon Turner
Sasha Dow-Kitson, State University of New York at Plattsburgh - Advisor, Dr. Christopher T. Martine
Peter A. Frank, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Dave Gorchov
Joseph Gallagher, University of Florida - Advisor, Dr. Douglas Soltis
Rachel Germain, University of Guelph - Advisor, Dr. Christina M. Caruso
Arthur Grupe II, Humboldt State University - Advisor, Dr. Terry W. Henkel
Alex E. Harkess, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Richard C. Moore
Jillian M. Hertzberg, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Dave Gorchov
Katharine Huntoon, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. John Z. Kiss
Alexandra Knight, Walsh University - Advisor, Dr. Jennifer A. Clevinger
Matthew Lettre, University of Tennessee - Advisor, Dr. Joe Williams
Starr Matsushita, University of Puget Sound - Advisor, Dr. Andreas Madlung
William McKnight Moore, University of California, Riverside - Advisor, Dr. Darleen DeMason
Irma Ortiz, University of California Los Angeles - Advisor, Dr. Ann M. Hirsch
Nikisha Patel, University of Connecticut - Advisor, Dr. Kent E. Holsinger
Jaime Patze, Willamette University - Advisor, Dr. Susan Kephart
Kristin Pearson, Colorado College - Advisor, Dr. Tass Kelso
Hannah Philippsen, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Roger Meicenheimer
Megan Philpott, University of Cincinnati - Advisor, Dr. Theresa Culley
Melanie Poole, Connecticut College - Advisor, Dr. T. Page Owen Jr.
Gerald Presley, Eastern Illinois University - Advisor, Dr. Andrew S. Methven
Evan J. Rose, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. Nancy Smith-Huerta
Alex Scharf, State University of New York at Plattsburgh - Advisor, Dr. Christopher T. Martine
Klara Scharnagl, Florida International University - Advisor, Dr. Suzanne Koptur
Lilly Schelling, State University of New York at Plattsburgh - Advisor, Dr. Christopher T. Martine
Emily Scherbatskoy, University of Colorado, Boulder - Advisor, Dr. Pamela K Diggle
Paige Swanson, University of Colorado, Boulder - Advisor, Dr. Stephanie Mayer
Ericka Veliz, Salisbury University - Advisor, Dr. Ryan Taylor
Seana Walsh, University of Hawai’i at M?noa - Advisor, Dr. Tom A. Ranker
Keir Wefferling, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Advisor, Dr. Sara Hoot
Amanda Wildenberg, Eastern Illinois University - Advisor, Dr. Janice M. Coons
Lindsey Worcester, Kansas State University - Advisor, Dr. Carolyn J. Ferguson

 

The BSA PLANTs Grant Recipients
The purpose of these awards are to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America.
Brian Atkinson, Ohio University
Betsabe Castro, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
James McDaniel, Lynchburg College
Irma Ortiz, UCLA
Amber Paasch, California State University - LA
Barbara Putnam, Delta State University
Jon Richey, Texas State University - San Marcos
Katherine Toll, University of Miami
Clayton Visger, California State University - Sacramento

 

The BSA Undergraduate Travel Grants
The purpose of these awards are to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America.
Joe Gallagher, University of Florida
Megan Bontrager, UCSC
Timothy Williams, Ohio University
Brittany Verrico, Washington & Jefferson College
Patrick Garrett, Wabash College
Samantha Fleming, Central Michigan University
Samantha Lichtenwald, Central Michigan University

 

Women in Science Travel Grants
The purpose of these awards are to offer individual recognition to outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America.
Janna Rose, Florida International University
Tanisha Williams, California State University - LA
Aliya Donnell, Ohio University
Katrina McClure, University of Kansas
Karie Harris, Arkansas State University
Elizabeth Hinkle, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Geraldine Boyden, St. John's University
Thien-Y Lee, University of Washington
Gretchen Nelson, University of Maine - Orono
Anne Johnson, Duke University
Allison Bronson, Humbolt State University
Kara Barron, Arizona State University

 

  Society Awards

» BSA MERIT AWARD
» GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS
» UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS
» YOUNG BOTANIST AWARDS

  Student Travel Awards

» Developmental & Structural Section
» Ecological Section
» Economic Botany Section
» Genetics Section
» Pteridological Section


  Named Awards

» Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award
» Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards
» Michael Cichan Award
» Triarch "Botanical Images" Student Travel Award
» Isabel Cookson Award
» The Darbaker Prize
» Katherine Esau Award
» J. S. Karling Graduate Student Research Award
» Margaret Menzel Award
» Maynard Moseley Award
» Jeanette Siron Pelton Award
» Winfried and Renate Remy Award
» A. J. Sharp Award
» Grady L. Webster Structural Botany Publication Award
» Edgar T. Wherry Award

  Sectional Awards

» Ecological Section Student Presentation
       & Poster Awards
» Genetics Section Graduate Student Research Awards
» Genetics Section Student Poster Award
» Historical Section Student Presentation Award
» Physiological Section Li-COR Prize
» Physiological Section Student Presentation Award

  Special Funds

» James M. and Esther N. Schopf Fund

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