Michael Cichan Paleobotanical Research Grant
DR. MICHAEL CICHAN is remembered as a distinguished scientist, a gentle person and a gentleman. He was a private person whose life and ambition centered around his family. He cared about people and their feelings. A man embarrassed or uneasy when he received an honor for which his friends and colleagues were also potential recipients. Presented by the Paleobotanical section, this award was named in honor of the memory and work of Michael A Cichan, who died in a plane crash in August of 1987. The Award is to provide funds for those who have completed a PhD and are currently in a post-doctoral position or non-tenure track position. Application materials are due annually on March 15 and can be found by clicking here.
Ana Andruchow-Colombo, University of Kansas, For the Paper: Placing the Voltziales: A study of the origin and evolution of modern conifers.
Michael D'Antonio, Field Museum, For the Paper: Reconstruction and systematics of conflictive late Paleozoic plants using tomography and microphotography on Mazon Creek nodules and coal balls.
Nareerat Boonchai, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, for the paper titled: "Insights into the Wyoming’s Blue Forest: Filling a knowledge gap in diversity of Eocene woody vegetation, paleoenvironment, and paleoclimate."
Andres Elgorriaga, University of Kansas, for the paper titled: "Reconstructing ginkgoalean macroevolutionary patterns through time within a phylogenetic context."
2013 -Anne-Laure Decombeix, French National Center for Scientific Resaerch at UMR AMAP Montpellier, for the paper titled: "The origins and early evolution of the megaphylous leaf," International Journal of Plant Sciences 171"641-661
2012 -Dr. Jean Galtier, Botanique et Bioinformatique de l'Archiectures des Plantes (AMAP)
2008 - Dr. Maria A. Gandolfo, Cornell University
2005 - Ruth A. Stockey, University of Alberta
2002 - Gar Rothwell
1999 - Karen A. Renzaglia, Southern Illinois University
1996 - Jack B. Fisher, Fairchild Tropical Garden and Frank W. Ewers, Michigan State University
1991 - Paul Kenrick
1990 - Joanne M. Dannenhoffer, Central Michigan University