Biology Grad Students Win Awards at National Meetings

Ryan St. Laurent (advised by Akito Kawahara) won the prestigious Harry K. Clench Award for the best student paper given at the joint meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society and the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica in Ottawa Canada.

 Mark Sandfoss (advised by Harvey Lilywhite) won best talk in Ecology at the Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meeting in Rochester, NY.  for his presentation titled “Water relations of an insular population of pit viper in Florida.”

 Dan Paluh (advised by David Blackburn ) was the runner-up for best talk in Systematics & Evolution at the Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meeting for his presentation titled “Convergent evolution and function of hyperossification in frogs.”

 Anthony Melton (advised by Pam and Doug Soltis) won the Best Graduate Student Poster award. The award was presented at the Botany 2018 meeting of the Botanical Society of America meeting in Rochester, MN.