SSE Small Grants Program for Local and Regional Outreach Promoting the Understanding of Evolutionary Biology
Stacy and two PhD students in the Department of Biology were awarded a Society for the Study of Evolution Small Grants for Local and Regional Outreach Promoting the Understanding of Evolutionary Biology. Sarah Adkins, a PhD student in the Morris Lab, and Rebecca Wilcox, in-coming Krueger-Hadfield lab PhD student co-wrote the proposal entitled: ‘Cahaba River: A Basin of Eco-Evolutionary Educational Opportunities.’ The team will work with the Cahaba River Society to start a Science Saturday where they will teach adults and children about the evolutionary ecology of freshwater ecosystems with an emphasis on freshwater algae. More details will follow about the dates and registration information.
Will Ryan was awarded a UAB OPE Career Enhancement Award to develop protocols to study fertilization and larval development in an anemone. Will and Stacy will travel to the VIMS Eastern Shore Lab in June to conduct field surveys of natural populations and collect anemones. Afterwards, Will will travel to George Mason University to work with the Fowler Lab.