2019-2020 Education Grant Recipients
Each year, CNPS awards
education grants to student researchers focused on California native plants. We were amazed at the number and caliber of applicants for the CNPS research grants this year, which also means our committee had to make some tough decisions. It gives us such hope that important work in the botanical field continues to be explored and researched year after year. CNPS is proud to present this year’s grant recipients, and we wish to thank the generous donors who’ve made these grants possible! Meet the awardees
Amelia Lawrence Duke University, Biology Research: Exploring the Evolution of Serpentine Tolerance Between Two Closely Related Species of Mimulus Award: Doc Burr Grant
Carolyn Mills Claremont Graduate University & RSABG, Botany
Research: Rare Plant Conservation Plan for Monardella eremicola (Clark Mountain Monardella) Award: Doc Burr Grant
Chris Cosma University of California, Riverside, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) Linking plant-plant interactions with plant-pollinator interactions in California’s Colorado Desert
Research: Award: Helen Sharsmith Grant
Christina Varnava Claremont Graduate University & RSABG
Research: Exploring diversity in the ashes of the Thomas Fire: A vascular flora of the upper Sespe Creek watershed, Ventura County, California Award: Natalie Hopkins Award
Jacob Ewald California State University, Chico, Biological Sciences
Research: Origins and Maintenance of Species Boundaries in Two Northern California Monkeyflowers Award: Hardman Native Plant Research Award
Keir Morse Claremont Graduate University & RSABG
Research: Taxonomy and conservation of the genus Malacothamnus (Malvaceae) Award: Helen Sharsmith Grant
Maria Jesus Claremont Graduate University & RSABG, Botany A vascular flora of the southern Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, California
Research: Award: Natalie Hopkins Award
Laura Lampe California State University, Chico, Biology
Research: How do climate-related phenological shifts affect plant-pollinator interactions in two northern California habitat types? Award: Natalie Hopkins Award
Martin Purdy Claremont Graduate University & RSABG, Botany
Research: Flora of Coyote Ridge and Coyote Flat, Inyo County, CA Award: Helen Sharsmith Grant
Megan Szojka University of British Columbia, Zoology
Research:Rethinking ecological tolerance in an invaded serpentine grassland Award: G. Ledyard Stebbins Award
Morgan Stickrod San Francisco State University, Botany/Ecology/Evolution
Research: Dispersal Dynamics of a Brackish Tidal Marsh, in the Context of the Federally Endangered Suisun Thistle (Cirsium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum)
Award: Hardman Native Plant Research Award
Nina House Claremont Graduate University & RSABG, Botany
Research: A Vascular Flora of the Salmon and Manter Creek Watersheds on the Kern Plateau, Tulare County, California Award: Natalie Hopkins Award
Thank you the 2019-2020 Education Grants Committee for their expertise and thoughtful review.
Steve Schoenig – Chair
Congrats to all!
Yay! Congrats, students!
COngratulations! What an impressive bunch of people!