Pteridological Section & American
Fern Society Student Travel Awards
Award Recipients: 2010 | 2011 | 2012
2009 | 2008 |
Amanda Grusz, Duke University - Advisor, Dr. Kathleen Pryer - Botany 2012 presentation: “Using next generation sequencing to develop microsatellite markers in ferns ” Co-authors, Michael Windham and Kathleen Pryer
Stacy Jorgensen, University of Vermont - Advisor, Dr. David Barrington - Botany 2012 presentation: “New insights into the heritage of Pacific Northwestern polyploids in the genus Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae)” Co-author, David Barrington
Meghan McKeown, University of Vermont - Advisor, Dr. David Barrington - Botany 2012 presentation: “226” Co-authors, Michael Sundue and David Barrington
Weston Testo, Colgate University - Advisor, Dr. James E. Watkins - Botany 2012 presentation: “Comparative gametophyte ecology of the American hart's-tongue fern and associated fern taxa: evidence for recent population declines in New York State” Co-author, James E. Watkins
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
Christine Creese, University of California Los Angeles – Botany 2009 presentation: The coordination of structure and function in 15 fern species from Southern California. Co-author, Lawren Sack.
Emily Sessa, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Botany 2010 presentation: Relationships of New World Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). Co-authors, Thomas J. Givnish and Elizabeth Zimmer.
Susan Sprunt, Miami University of Ohio – Botany 2010 presentation: Of genes, scales and venation: Detecting patterns of variation in the Pleopeltis polypodioides species complex (Polypodiaceae). Co-authors, John A. Bailer, Linda E. Watson, Harald Schneider, and R. James Hickey.
Marian M. Chau, University of Hawai’i
at Manoa, Honolulu, HI – Dr. Thomas Ranker – Botany
2009 presentation: Restoration
genetics of the endangered fern Marsilea villosa: variation
among populations on two Hawaiian islands.
Jessica Sabo, Colgate University, Hamilton,
NY – Dr. James E. Watkins Jr. – Botany 2009 presentation:
abiotic stress tolerance in fern gametophytes and sporophytes.
Erin Sigel, Duke University, Durham, NC –
Dr. Kathleen Pryer – Botany 2009 presentation: To
have or have not: using farina to delineate major clades within
the false cloak ferns (Argyrochosma).
Alejandra Vasco, The New York Botanical Garden,
Bronx, NY – Dr. Robbin Moran – Botany 2009 presentation:
and phylogeny of Elaphoglossum section Lepidoglossum
H. Christ (Drypoteridaceae): search for natural groups.
Jay Bolin, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA - Dr. Lytton J. Musselman - Botany 2008 presentation:
the reticulate evolutionary history of the Isoetes hyemalis
Emily Butler, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - Advisor, Dr. Thomas J. Givnish - Botany 2008 presentation:
the Light of Evolution: A Proposal to Integrate Phylogeny and
Ecophysiology in New World Dryopteris."
Amber Churchill, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA - Advisor, Dr. J. Edward Watkins -
Botany 2008 presentation:
A Site for Sori: Consequences of Fertile/Sterile Leaf Dimorphism in Ferns."
Michael Sundue, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY - Advisor, Dr. Robbin Moran -
Botany 2008 presentation:
Systematics of grammitid ferns: Lellingeria,
Ms. Melanie Link-Perez, Miami University,
Advisor: Dr. R. James Hickey
For her Botany 2007 presentation
Variation and Geographical Distribution of Adiantopsis radiata."
Mr. Carl Rothfels, Duke University, Advisor:
Dr. Kathleen Pryer
For his Botany 2007 presentation entitled:
Fronds in the Desert: Phylogenetics of Farinose Ferns (Notholaena:
Ms. Alejandra Vasco, New York Botanical Garden,
Advisor: Dr. Robbin C. Moran
For her Botany 2007 poster entitled:
Revision of the Elaphoglossum
Michael S. Barker, Indiana University, Advisor: Dr. Loren
Rieseberg for his Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Inferring
paleopolyploidy in homosporous ferns using duplicate gene age distributions"
Joshua Der, Utah State University, Advisor: Dr. Paul Wolf for his Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "A
global phylogeographic study of the chloroplast genome in bracken (Pteridium:
Amanda Grusz, University of North Carolina - Wilmington,
Advisor: Dr. Kathleen M. Pryer for her Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Polyploids
and reticulate voids: the Cheilanthes fenderli complex revisited"
Chad E. Husby, Florida International University, Advisor:
Dr. Steven Oberbauer for his Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Salinity
tolerance ecophysiology of the giant horsetail, Equisetum giganteum, in the
Atacoma Desert, Chile"
Annabelle Kleist, Carroll College, Advisor: Dr. Jennifer
Geiger for her Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Alternate
pathways of fern dispersal to the Hawaiian Islands, Part 3: Cibotium"
Eric Shuettpelz, Duke University, Advisor: Dr. Kathleen
M. Pryer for his Botany 2006 presentation entitled; " Toward
a comprehensive phylogeny of extant ferns"