2018 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Meet the 2018 Undergraduate Research Fellows and participants, check out their blog posts, and stop by later in the summer to view this year's Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Symposium. We would like to thank Morton Salt, Inc. for their generous contribution to the 2018 fellowship program; other funding as noted.

 

Image of undergraduate female, Alyssa Barrantes-Leonard

Alyssa L. Barrantes-Leonard

Augustana College

Title: Species richness protects prairie species from vole herbivory

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Hipp and Mary-Claire Glasenhardt

Funding provided by: National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Barrantes-Leonard_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

Image of undergraduate female, Cori Butkiewicz

Cori L. Butkiewicz

University of Maryland - College Park

Title: Forests on the Edge: Climate, soil and fire on the prairie-forest boundary

Advisor: Dr. Christy Rollinson

Funding provided by: Morton Salt, Inc. and The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Butkiewicz_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

Image of undergraduate female, Liz Gibbons

Elizabeth M. Gibbons

Michigan State

Title: A Phylogenetic Analysis of Biodiversity in an Oak Dominated Forest of the Chicago Region

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Hipp

Funding provided by: Morton Salt, Inc. and The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Gibbons_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

Image of undergraduate female, Lydia Schlaefke

Lydia Schlaefke

Michigan State

Title: Root regeneration after fall and spring root severance of two common urban tree species, Acer platanoides and Betula nigra

Advisor: Dr. Gary Watson

Funding provided by: Morton Salt, Inc. and The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Schlaefke_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

Image of undergraduate female, Rachel Sims

Rachel S. Sims

Valparaiso University

Title: Leaf habit versus mycorrhizal fungi association: A framework for predicting tree species effects on soil

Advisor: Dr. Meghan Midgley

Funding provided by: Morton Salt, Inc. and The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Sims_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

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Ashley A. Wojciechowski

North Central College

Title: Foliar Nutrient Concentrations of Understory Plants in a Chronically Fertilized Lowland Tropical Wet Forest in Costa Rica

Advisor: Dr. Silvia Alvarez Clare

Funding provided by: Morton Salt, Inc. and The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science

Blog Posts

PDF icon2018_Wojciechowski_CTS_URF_Poster.pdf

 

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Participants

 

Image of female high school graduate, Alice Bieda

Alice Bieda

Downers Grove North High School Graduate

Project: Species richness protects prairie species from vole herbivory

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Hipp and Mary-Claire Glasenhardt

 

Image of female high school graduate, Marion Deal

Marion Deal

Downers Grove North High School Graduate

Project: Species richness protects prairie species from vole herbivory

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Hipp and Mary-Claire Glasenhardt

 

Image of female high school student, Amayrani Sanchez

Amayrani Sanchez

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Project: Foliar Nutrient Concentrations of Understory Plants in a Chronically Fertilized Lowland Tropical Wet Forest in Costa Rica

Advisor: Dr. Silvia Alvarez Clare

 

Image of female high school student, Mary Ashley Tenedor

Mary Ashley Tenedor

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Project: Foliar Nutrient Concentrations of Understory Plants in a Chronically Fertilized Lowland Tropical Wet Forest in Costa Rica

Advisor: Dr. Silvia Alvarez Clare