Month: February 2014

2013 ECWG Exploration Grant awardees

2013 ECWG Exploration Grant awardees

This list of 2013 ECWG Exploration and Field Research Grants for graduate students includes each awardee’s name, the university he or she is attending, the academic discipline, the research topic, and the location where the research will be conducted.

Andrew Du, George Washington University, “The Tana River ecosystem as a modern analogue for ancient Hominin habitats”, Kenya

Kristin Fisher, University of Maryland, College Park, environmental science and technology, “Ureolytic microbial community composition in Maryland soils:  a missing link in understanding landscape”, Maryland

Elizabeth Flood, University of Virginia, music, “On being country: the culture of musical practice in Asheville, North Carolina”, North Carolina

Sean Furmage, American University, anthropology, “Conservation and community: a visual ethnography of elephant conservation, pastoralism and nonhuman encounter in Samburu, Kenya”, Kenya

Lisa Kuder, Hood College, “Native wildflower effects on insect-mediated pollination of soybeans”, Maryland

Jason O’Bryhim, George Mason University, environmental science and policy, “Combining genetic and sociological techniques to evaluate the status of shark populations in Costa Rica”, Costa Rica

Karen Odem, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, biological sciences, “Why duet? Exploring the function of female songs and duets in a tropical songbird”, Puerto Rico

Rebecca Whalen, Georgetown University, Biology, “Assessing the role of habitat edge effects on salt marsh community and food web interactions”, New Jersey

Chris Yakymchuk, University of Maryland, “Polyphase Orogenesis and Crustal Differentiation in West Antarctica”, Washington

Lists of grants recipients

2012 ECWG Exploration Grant awardees

2012 ECWG Exploration Grant awardees

This list of 2012 ECWG Exploration and Field Research Grants for graduate students includes each awardee’s name, the university he or she is attending, the academic discipline, the research topic, and the location where the research will be conducted.

Julie Charbonnier, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Effects of climate change on amphibians across life stages in Doñana National Park”, Spain

Ana Jesovnik, University of Maryland, College Park, entomology, “Digging deep in Brazil- natural history and evolution of the fungus-growing ant genus Sericomyrmex, Brazil

Carly F. Krause, University of Virginia, engineering and environmental Sciences, “Assessment of copper nitrate and copper nanoparticle ceramic water filters for water purification in Limpopo Province, South Africa”, South Africa

Joowon Park, American University, anthropology, “Class, ethnicity and malnutrition of North Korean defectors in South Korea”, South Korea

Kathryn Ranhorn, George Washington University, anthropology, “Exploring the archaeological context of early Homo sapiens in southeastern Tanzania”, Tanzania

Lists of grants recipients