News & Events
Recent Accomplishments and News, June 17, 2009
1.) Congratulations to Sarah Evans for being awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the
National Science Foundation. This award will support Sarah for three years as she continues
here work toward her Ph.D.
2.) Congratulations to Liz Harp for being awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to
support her research on parasitism and genetics of immunity in prairie dogs.
3.) Thanks to Karie Cherwyn for agreeing to serve as the graduate representative for the SGS to
the LTER Network.
4.) Congratulations to Amariah Anderson for defending her MS thesis titled: “Swift Fox Space
Use and Selection for Prairie Dogs Before and After a Plague Epizootic”. This work was
a continuation of radio telemetry on foxes on the CPER initiated by Safi Darden and the
many students who came with her form the University of Copenhagen, and included many
long cold night searching for these nocturnal predators!
5.) Registration and housing reservations are now open (and due July 1) for the LTER Network
All Scientists Meeting, September 14-16, 2009, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.
The website for the ASM meeting is http://asm.lternet.edu/
A call for organizing working groups during the meetings is also on the website, with a
deadline of July 1.
The LTER ASM will also be sponsoring an all day Graduate Student Symposium on Sunday
September 13, before the main meeting.
6.) All of the requests for supplemental funding have now been approved by NSF, including
Schoolyard LTER, funds for eddy covariance towers, funds for the MALS cross-site social
sciences initiative, and for the 15% Cost of Living Increase.