Joe Townsend visited UF on Friday the 29th of November to receive the “Outstanding Young Alumni Award” from the Center for Latin American Studies! Lab Alumni doing great things!
Jim has received a 3-year university term professor award in recognition of recent faculty achievements.
Not only are they newly minted PhDs but also department award winners! Ellen for graduate research, and John for Graduate student of the year.
John Hargrove to receive the Jimmy G. Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence this April! Way to go John!
John successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Fisheries induced evolution in centrarchid fishes” on Monday!
John was one of 6 PhD Candidates to receive an award from the new university-wide Research Abroad for Graduate Students initiative that aims to prepare doctoral students to compete and become leaders in an increasingly global research environment, and build and strengthen relationships between research groups at the University of Florida and foreign institutions. Way to go!
Ellen was awarded Dean Amadon Grant from the Raptor Research Foundation to go towards her genetics work on Snail Kites! Good job Ellen.
Jim Austin, Rob Fletcher, Bob McCleery and Sam Wisely have been awarded an NSF International Research Experience for Students. This program will be centered in Swaziland, focus on our ecological research on biodiversity impacts of land use, and will run over the next 3 summers. Look for information on how to participate on the soon to be released website (uf-ires.com).
Jim’s paper (with Steve Lougheed and Kat Stewart from Queen’s U) on secondary contact zone dynamics in a small frog has been accepted for publication in Heredity!