Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center

Research Scholarship Recipients

 

YEAR

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2014

Mary Osborne Scholarship in Ecology and Conservation, and a Stokes Family Scholarship in Conservation
Rani Asmarayani
Revision of Piper section Muldera (Piperaceae)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Ecology and Conservation, and a Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Christina Baer
The community ecology of construct-building caterpillars, their host plants, predators and parasitoids in a tropical dry forest

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Award
Rachel Becknell
Do the effects of habitat structure and competition on an endangered plant (Astragalus bibullatus) provide evidence of a lost ecosystem?

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy
Vincenzo Ellis

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship in Tropical Conservation, and a Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Gideon Erkenswick
Primate Hosts: Social Groups as Biological Islands

Peter H. Raven World Ecology Research Scholarship
Haydee Hernandez
The role of herbivores and soils as limiting factors in Piper’s distribution in a tropical rain forest

Goldie Millstone Scholarship, and a Mary Osborne Scholarship in Ecology and Conservation
Alicia Marty
Female Aggression Dynamics and Hormone Fluctuations in Black and White Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata)

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy
Maria Pil

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology, and Jane Harris Scholarship.
Galen Priest
Effects of ecosystem engineering by wood-boring beetles on arboreal ants and interactions with herbivores on Cerrado trees

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation, and a Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship
Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Transmission of Leptospira between animal species at the interface between Livestock and wildlife in Betampona Natural Reserve, Madagascar 

2013

Mary Osborne Scholarship in Ecology and Conservation, and a Peter H. Raven World Ecology Research Scholarship
Vincenzo Ellis
Effects of haemosporidian parasites and host immune defenses on regional abundances and distributions of eastern North American birds.

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship, and a Peter H. Raven World Ecology Research Scholarship
Vona Kuczynska
Impacts of Lonicera maackii on arthropods and bat foraging activity.

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Galen Priest
Wood-boring beetles as ecosystem engineers in the Brazilian Cerrado: impacts on ant community composition and trophic interactions

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Heritiana Ranarivelo
Molecular phylogenetics, morphology and biogeography of Vismieae (Hypericaceae) with emphasis on the genus Psorospermum

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Lauren Sage
Inter-island dispersal dynamics of Galapagos hawks, Buteo galapagoensis.

2012

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship
Alonso Bussalleu
Effects of nest site quality on Humboldt penguins’ breeding success during a guano extraction campaign at Punta San Juan, Peru

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation
Gideon Erkenswick
Parasite and pathogen specificity among associating species of callitrichids in Southeastern Peru

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship
Leticia Gutiérrez
The effects of a complex trophic structure of mammalian host species on the ecology of emerging infectious diseases

Thomas F. George Undergraduate Scholarships
Rachel Baumann
Parasite lineage sharing in a local assemblage of Nebraska passerine birds

Melanie Kunkel
Impacts of haemosporidian parasites on avian immune response

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Gideon Erkenswick
Parasite and pathogen specificity among associating species of callitrichids in Southeastern Peru

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Awards
Elyse Coffey
North American eastern forest bird community composition, avian malaria, and relationships between breeding and non-breeding bird distributions

Emily Geest
Phylogenetic relationships of haemosporidian parasites in Galapagos birds and in a common Galapagos migrant, the bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Jamie Morton
Prevalence of haemosporidian parasites in bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Maria Pil
Comparative demography of the West Indian avifauna

Stephen M. Doyle Memorial Scholarship
Elvis Valderrama
Aboveground carbon storage and floristics in contrasting peatlands (minerotrophic and ombrotrophic) in Peruvian Lowland Amazonia

Christina Baer
Functional and phylogenetic diversity of skipper caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) in a tropical dry forest.

Mallinckrodt Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Daniel O’Brien
Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of using DNA barcoding to clarify the nature of the Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella species complex

Mary Osborne Scholarship
Alonso Bussalleu
Effects of nest site quality on Humboldt penguins’ breeding success during a guano extraction campaign at Punta San Juan, Peru

Peter H. Raven World Ecology Research Scholarship
Eliot Miller
The concordance of ecology and morphology in the Australian Meliphagidae

Stokes Family Scholarship
Leticia Gutiérrez
The effects of a complex trophic structure of mammalian host species on the ecology of emerging infectious diseases

2011

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Letícia Soares
Predicting avian malaria prevalence in a modified landscape of central
Amazonia

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Jenni Higashiguchi
Transmission dynamics of avian disease in Galapagos

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Awards
Elyse Coffey
Catherine M. Crinnion
Danielle Demirelli
Emily Geest        
John Hodge
Jamie Morton

Thomas F. George Undergraduate Scholarships
Rachel Baumann
Melanie Kunkel

Mallinckrodt Research Scholarship
Robbie Hart
Climate change impacts on Himalayan rhododendrons.

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany
Robbie Hart
Climate change impacts on Himalayan rhododendrons

Stokes Family Scholarship
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters
Functional diversity and patterns of trait variation in old-growth and secondary forests in Kibale National Park

Christensen Fund Scholarship
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters
Functional diversity and patterns of trait variation in old-growth and secondary forests in Kibale National Park

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany
Daniel Layton
Stamen evolution in the Commelinaceae: Evo-devo meets Ecology

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship
Allisyn-Marie Gillet
Parasite transmission dynamics of the cooperatively breeding Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship
Vincenzo A. Ellis
Elucidating the role of pathogens in determining patterns of avian species abundance

Peter H. Raven World Ecology Scholarship
Heritiana Ranarivelo
Phylogeny and character evolution in Psorospermum (Hypericaceae)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship
Allisyn-Marie Gillet
Parasite transmission dynamics of the cooperatively breeding Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)

2010

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy
Eloisa Sari
Diego Salazar
Javier Hernandez

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship
Mari Cruz Jaramillo
Feeding ecology of the Galapagos hawk after goat removal

Christensen Fund Scholarship in Plant Conservation
Maria Pil
Comparative phylogeography of mangrove tree species in Brazil: Conservation implications

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation
Jose Luis Rivera
Effects of spatial distribution of host resources on parasite diversity and parasite-host specificity

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Jonathan Sweeney
Toward an understanding of community assembly: Measuring long-term dynamics and the functional structure of trees in a tropical hill forest community in Borneo

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Eliot Miller
Lekking and breeding behavior of three Mionectes flycatchers in Ecuador

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Jonathan Sweeney
Toward an understanding of community assembly: Measuring long-term dynamics and the functional structure of trees in a tropical hill forest community in Borneo

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology
Diego Salazar
The effect of anti-herbivore mechanisms on latitudinal patterns of plant host-herbivore interactions

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship
Jason Reinhardt
The impact of leaf-tying microlepidoptera on the arthropod community structure of Quercus alba L. (Fagacae)

Thomas F. George Undergraduate Scholarship
Michael Cash

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany
Jinshun Zhong
Floral diversity and evolution within Lamiaceae s.l.

Harris World Ecology Center Scholarship
Mariana Villegas
Influence of fire on bird communities in the Sub-Andean Yungas forests of Bolivia

Harris World Ecology Center Scholarship
Saul Hoyos
Anatomical and morphological characteristics of Fusispermum, Rinorea and Rinoreocarpus (Neotropical Violaceae)

Harris World Ecology Center Scholarship
Leticia Gutiérrez
Identification of mammalian hemoparasites and their vectors in Missouri

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters
Radial variation in wood density and xylem anatomy of twenty canopy trees differing in growth-mortality strategy

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Award
Michael Cash

Mary Osborne Scholarship
Jose Luis Rivera
Effects of spatial distribution of host resources on parasite diversity and parasite-host specificity

Peter H. Raven World Ecology Scholarship
Robbie Hart
Climate change impatcs on distribution, phenology and pollination of Himalayan Rhododendron

2009

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy
Eliot Miller
Gonzalo Rivas

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship

Juan Carlos Penagos
Evaluating the relationship of Aiouea with Cinnamomum and Ocotea using cuticular characters.

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship

Dilys Vela
Systematic study and external and internal morphological variation of Calophyllum L. in South America.

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Linda Marie Svensson
Interactions between birds and pigmented haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida) in a western Amazonian community.

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Matthew Medeiros
Mosquitoes and the host breadth of Plasmodium parasites.

Mallinckrodt Research Scholarship

Timothy Lescher
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temmincki) distribution and movement in Missouri.

Marcelle Kranzberg Undergraduate Research Award

Payal Patel
Christopher Riggs
Michelle Sanchez

Mary Osborne Scholarship

Dilys Malvina Vela Diaz
Systematic study and external and internal morphological variation of Calophyllum L. in South America.
(Support for M.S. research)

Peter H. Raven World Ecology Scholarship

Eloisa Sari
Colonization History and Pathogens Pressure in the Galápagos Flycatcher

Stephen Doyle Tropical Research Scholarship

Jose R. Hidalgo
Coordinate singing of the Blue-backed Manakin Chiroxiphia pareola

Stokes Family Scholarship

Kenneth Yhuanje
Conservation in Papua New Guinea.

2008

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy

Paulo Camara
Linda Svensson
Adrian Azpiroz
Adrianna Rodriguez
Jenny Bollmer
Marcos Coelho
Diego Santiago

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Javier Hernandez
The effect of photoperiod on the social organization and circadian clock of tropical bumblebees.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Gena Sbeglia
The characterization of agonism and affiliation in ringtailed lemur society.
(Support for M.S. research)

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

Diego Salazar

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Jenni Higashiguchi

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship

Laura Kent
An examination of individual odors and individual discrimination in the raccoon (Procyon lotor).
(Support for M.S. research)

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship

Javier Hernandez
The effect of photoperiod on the social organization and circadian clock of tropical bumblebees.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Beatriz Baker-Meio
Local morphometric and ecological variation in Section Xerocalyx (Chamaecrista sp.: Leguminosae): Consequences for understanding speciation.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Gonzalo Rivas
Genetic variation and comparison of effective dispersal distances of two Miconia species.
(Support for M.S. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Patricia Baiao
The role of neutral mechanisms in the maintenance of plumage polymorphism in red-footed boobies (Sula sula).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

2007

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy

Patty Baiao
Enock Kaledimimo
Muse Opiang
Felipe Zapata

Christensen Fund Scholarship in Plant Conservation

Monica Carlsen
Understanding the origin and diversification of Anthurium species with palmately-lobed leaves.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Iris Levin
Host-parasite dynamics in mixed colonies of Galapagos seabirds
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Harris Center Scholarship

Humberto de Paula Dutra
Impacts of an invasive species, Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), on biodiversity through biotic interactions.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

John Flunker
Defensive phenotypic plasticity in the absence of a mutualistic ant-guard and consequences for plant-herbivore interactions.
(Support for Masters research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

BriAnne Addison
Ecology and evolution of maternal antibody allocation.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

Pamela Puppo
Systematics and distribution of the Calceolaria tripartita complex (Calceolariaceae).
(Support for Master’s research)

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

BriAnne Addison
Ecology and evolution of maternal antibody allocation.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Diego Santiago-Alarcon
Avian blood parasites in the Galápagos Islands: origin, diversification, and host specificity of haemosporidian parasites in new world doves.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Linda Maria Elenor Svensson
Coevolution patterns in avian malaria and their hosts in a tropical island system.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Paulo Camara
A phylogenetic study of Sematophyllaceae.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Eloisa Helena Reis Sari
Colonization history of two flycatcher species in the Galápagos Islands.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship

Brandt Ryder
Social networks in a lek breeding bird
(Support for Ph.D. research)

2006

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship to Promote Scientific Literacy

BriAnne Addison
Disease pressure and maternal antibody allocation: Avian malaria and tropical birds
(Support for Ph.D. research)

David Kenfack

Iris I. Levin
Fitness Consequences of Haemoproteus in Great Frigatebirds (Fregata minor) on Isla Genovesa, Galapagos
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Christensen Fund Scholarship in Plant Conservation

Felipe Zapata
Species limits, phylogenetic history and diversification in the genus Escallonia (Escalloniaceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Caroline Duffie
Determining the population structure of the flightless cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi).
(Support for Masters research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Benjamin Nims
Genetic structure and diversity, past and present, in the endangered Galápagos Penguin.
(Support for Masters research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

John Atwood
A taxonomic revision of Schlotheimia section Stegotheca (Orthotrichaceae, Musci).
(Support for Masters research)

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

Patricia Baião
The impacts of parasites on phenotypes involved in courtship and mate selection: The case of the red-footed boobies (Sula sula) in the Galapagos Islands.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Iris I. Levin
Fitness Consequences of Haemoproteus in Great Frigatebirds (Fregata minor) on Isla Genovesa, Galapagos
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship

Caroline Duffie
Determining the population structure of the flightless cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi).
(Support for Masters research)

Leo and Kay Drey Scholarship

Benjamin Nims
Genetic structure and diversity, past and present, in the endangered Galápagos Penguin.
(Support for Masters research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Adriana Rodriguez-Ferraro
Community ecology and phylogeography of bird assemblages in arid zones of northern Venezuela.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

BriAnne Addison
Disease pressure and maternal antibody allocation: Avian malaria and tropical birds
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship

Paty Feria
Internship with Real Jardín Botánica in Madrid, Spain
(Support for Ph.D. research)

2005

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship

Beatriz Baker-Meio
Antagonists, mutualists, and the fitness of Chamaecrista desvauxii brevipes (Fabaceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

David Kenfack
Field study of the genus Carapa (Meliaceae) in Gabon.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Christensen Fund in Plant Conservation Scholarship

Beatriz Baker-Meio
Antagonists, mutualists, and the fitness of Chamaecrista desvauxii brevipes (Fabaceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Cynthia Hong Wa
Taxonomy and conservation of Leptolaena sensu lato.
(Support for Master’s research)

Faucett Family Foundation Research Scholarship in Neotropical Ornithology

Caroline Duffie
Determining the population structure of the flightless cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi) using micro-satellite markers.
(Support for Master’s research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Wendy P. Tori
The influence of genetic heterozygosity on female mate choice.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Wendy P. Tori
The influence of genetic heterozygosity on female mate choice.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Harris Scholarship

David Kenfack
Field study of the genus Carapa (Meliaceae) in Gabon.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship

Andrea Loayza
Spatial patterns of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment of Guettarda viburnoides.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Shane Siers
Comparing gene flow estimates in arboreal and terrestrial lemurs.
(Support for Master’s research)

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship

David Kenfack
Field study of the genus Carapa (Meliaceae) in Gabon.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Graduate Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Jeffrey Norris
An ecological niche model for Melozone biacutum cabanisi: a future conservation concern.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Fellowship

Felipe Zapata
Molecules and morphology: species delimitation and diversification in the plant genus Escallonia (Escalloniaceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Humberto Dutra
Ant-flower interactions in the Brazilian cerrado.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship

Marcela Fernandez
Scent marking and sonic-ultrasonic calling in the Neotropical montane rodent Scotinomys teguina.
(Support for Master’s research)

2004

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship

Renata Duraes

Christensen Fund in Plant Conservation Scholarship

Roosevelt Garcia-Villacorta
Linking floristic changes to edaphic gradients and remote sensing in Peruvian Amazonian forests.
(Support for Master’s research)

Corneille Ewango
Diversity, distribution and edaphic specialization of vascular plants in the Ituri Forest inselbergs, Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Support for Master’s research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Seema Sheeth
Habitat utilization and distribution of a primate community in Amazonian Ecuador.
(Support for Master’s research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Anna Brasher
Inter- and intrasexual selection in the livebearing fish, Poecilia picta: the role of multiple male traits.
(Support for Master’s research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Renata Duraes
Female distribution and lek structure in two manakin species (Aves: Pipridae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Faucett Family Foundation Research Scholarship in Neotropical Ornithology

Patricia Camara
The origin and maintenance of plumage polymorphism in red-footed boobies (Sula sula).
(Support for Master’s research)

Mallinckrodt Graduate Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Seema Sheeth
Habitat utilization and distribution of a primate community in Amazonian Ecuador.
(Support for Master’s research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Jorge Luis Hurtado-Gonzales
Female mating strategies in the lek-breeding Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola periviana).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Fellowship

Marcos Maldonado
Biogeography and population history of fire-eye antbirds (Thamnophilidae, Aves) in the Neotropics.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

2003

Antoinette McGrath Memorial Scholarship

Kimberly Holbrook

Noah Whiteman

Diego Santiago

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

Jennifer L. Bollmer
MHC variability in native Galapagos bird species: The selective effect of Avian Pox. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Christensen Fund in Plant Conservation Scholarships

Tanya Patricia Montenegro Armijos
Population analysis of Ecuadendron Acosta-Solisianum D. A. Neill (Fabaceae: Caesalpiniodeae) for in situ conservation.
(Support for Master’s research)

Beatriz Baker
Effects of fire on Ouratea hexasperma: Population dynamics and its biotic interactions.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

David Kenfack
Systematics and evolution of Carapa (Meliaceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Andrea Loayza
The role of isolated vegetation patches as recruitment foci in a tropical savanna in Beni, Bolivia. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Henry B. Cowhey Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Elizabeth R. Congdon
Dispersal and new group formation in capybaras, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris. (Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Zachary Rogers
A taxonomic revision of the genus Stephanodaphne (Thymelaeaceae). (Support for Master’s research)

HWEC Development Board Scholarships

Kathryn P. Huyvaert
The role of philopatry in the mating system of the Waved Albatross: Testing and assumption of the “related cuckold” hypothesis.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Cynthia Watson-Rodney
Costs and benefits of boldness and shyness in the fish, Poecilia parae. (Support for Master’s research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Noah K. Whiteman
Host-parasite evolution on the Galapagos Islands. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Faucett Family Foundation Research Scholarship in Neotropical Ornithology

Jorge Luis Hurtado-Gonzales
Does polyandry drive sexual selection in Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek system? (Support for Ph.D. research)

Burton and Ilene Follmann Scholarship

Heidi H. Schmidt
Taxonomic revision of Agarista sect. Agauria. (Support for Master’s research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

Rosa del C. Ortiz-Gentry
Phylogeny and evolution of endocarp and seed features in Menispermaceae, and systematics of Sciadotenia Miers.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Jorie Butler Kent Scholarship

Teresa Patricia Feria
Influences of species characteristics and environment on predicting species distributions. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Graduate Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Kimberly A. Schultz
Implications of variability in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi communities for tree seedling establishment in tropical montane pastures.
(Support for Master’s research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Cintia Cornelius
Reproductive success and genetic structure of two endemic birds of the southern South American rain forest: Dispersal and habitat limitations in a fragmented landscape.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Daniel Cadena
Ecology, evolutionary history, and the distribution of Buarremon Brush-finches.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Marisol Toledo de Vroomans
Diversity, use and management of secondary forests of Eastern Bolivia.
(Support for Master’s research)

2002

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

Kimberly Schultz
The interactive effects of mycorrhizal fungi and soil nutrients on tropical tree seedlings: A potential mechanism in tropical forest regeneration. (Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Adriana Rodriguez-Ferraro
Spatial and genetic lek structure in Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Marcos Maldonado Coelho
The relative role of habitat and landscape factors on bird communities in a fragmented landscape of the Atlantic Forest, southeastern Brazil.(Support for Ph.D. research)

Faucett Family Foundation Research Scholarship in Neotropical Ornithology

Wendy Tori
Effect of human-induced fragmentation on the richness, abundance and genetic diversity of birds in an Andean forest in Kosnipata-Peru. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

Mark Beilstein
Phylogenetic analysis of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Graduate Fellowship in Tropical Ecology

Karina Boege
Ontogenetic variation in plant resistance: consequences for herbivores and plants.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Goldie Millstone Scholarship

Adrian Azpiroz
Black-and-white monjita and saffron-cowled blackbird in Eastern Uruguay: ecological association and conservation.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Fellowship

Alberto Vicentini
The evolutionary history of the plant genus Pagamea Aubl. (Rubiaceae): Evolutionary patterns at its center of diversity on the Guyana Shield.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Renata Ribeiro
Effect of fragmentation on availability, stability and utilization by birds of suspended dead leaves in the Atlantic forest, Brazil.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

HWEC Development Board Scholarships

Yeshey Dorji
A revision of the genus Leycesteria.
(Support for Master's research)

Diego Santiago-Alarcon
Population genetic structure, diseases, and ectoparasites loads in populations of the Galapagos dove (Zenaida galapagoensis).
(Support for Master's research)

Jamie Talley
Geographic variation in the primary song of the rusty-margined flycatcher: Patterns of taxonomic affinities in Guyana.
(Support for Master's research)

Teresa Patricia Feria
Influence of species characteristics and environment on predicting species distributions.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Lucio Malizia
Species turnover across tree assemblages in Andean forests.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Thomas Ryder
Causal factors for male spatial aggregation and the ecological relationships of syntopic manakins in lowland Ecuador.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Noah Whiteman
Effects of host mating system on ectoparasite loads in the Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis), a threatened island-endemic.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

2001

Jane and Stanley Birge Tropical Research Scholarship

Bee Fong Gunn
The phylogeny and biogeography of the Cocoeae (Arecaceae) with emphasis on Cocos nucifera. (Support for Master's research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Kimberly Holbrook
Seed dispersal ecology and movement patterns of toucans in Amazonia Ecuador. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen Mitchell Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Ana Agreda
The effect of the river dynamic on the habitat use and foraging behavior of forest birds restricted to river islands in northeastern Ecuador. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

Patrick W. Sweeney
Phylogenetic study of the genus Garcinia L. (Clusiacae), with an emphasis on detecting patterns of floral and breeding system evolution and biogeographic history. (Support for Ph.D. research)

HWEC Development Board Scholarships

Greg Basco
Market, community, and nature: The politics of ecotourism in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Carlos Daniel Cadena
Ecology and biogeography of Buarremon brush-finches in the Colombian Andes. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Cintia Cornelius
Bird assemblages in fragmented south-temperate rainforests: the effects of isolation on bird species composition and abundance. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Yeshey Dorji
Floristic analysis of Meconopsis (Papaveraceae) in Bhutan.
(Support for Master's research)

John A. Eimes
Behavioral ecology and genetic relatedness structure of a social wasp (Mischocyttarus mexicanus).
(Support for Master's research)

Luciana M.S. Griz
Population genetic structure of Ziziphus joazeiro (Rhamnaceae), an animal dispersed tree from caatinga dry forest (Brazil).
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Kevin D. Matson
Maintenance of immune system function in Hawaii's introduced birds.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Graduate Fellowship in Tropical Ecology

Hyosig Won
Phylogenetic and biogeographic study of Gnetum using molecular and morphological characters.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Fellowship

Karina Boege
Ontogenetic variation in plant resistance: consequences for the balance between bottom up and top-down forces on herbivores and plants.
(Support for Ph.D. research)

Stokes Family Scholarship in Tropical Conservation

Kathryn P. Huyvaert
Mechanisms of kin recognition and mate choice in waved albatrosses (Phoebastria irrorata). (Support for Ph.D. research)

2000

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship Tropical Research Scholarship

Sylvia Fallon
A phylogenetic and community analysis of blood parasites (Haemoproteus spp. and Plasmodium ssp.) among their avian hosts on Islands in the Lesser Antilles. (Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship for Tropical Ecology

Lucio Malizia
Understanding consequences of the loss of pre-montane forests for bird communities of Northwestern Argentina: A pilot study. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Alberto Vicentini
Phylogeography of Pagamea (Rubiaceae) and its radiation in nutrient-poor soils in tropical South America--overview and preliminary sampling. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Harris Scholarship in Tropical Botany

Hilary Davis
A phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of Comocladia (Anacardiaceae: Rhoeae) based on morphology and molecular sequence data.
(Support for Master's research)

HWEC Development Board Scholarship

Karina Boege
Survey of inducible resistance traits as direct and indirect defenses in five tropical dry forest plant species. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Lucia Lohmann
Morphological diversification and Biogeography of Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jorge Uribe
Patterns of diversity and species turnover along an environmental gradient in the Yucatan Peninsula. (Support for Ph.D. research)

David Ziolkowski
Morphological, behavioral, and molecular divergence of two island populations of Lesser Antillean birds. (Support for Ph.D research)

HWEC Faculty Scholarship for Tropical Ecology

David Ziolkowski
Morphological, behavioral, and molecular divergence of two island populations of Lesser Antillean birds. (Support for Ph.D research)

Mallinckrodt Tropical Research Scholarship

Linda Hirst
Economic value of herbaceous plants on the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar, and patterns of depletion. (Support for Master's research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Lucia Lohmann
Morphological diversification and biogeography of Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research.)

Marlin Perkins Memorial Fellowship

Chris Collins
Genetic population structure in a social frog (Colestethus beebei) in a mosaic habitat. (Support for Ph.D. research)

1999

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship Tropical Research Scholarship

Tibisay Escalona
Nest site selection and reproductive success of a harvested turtle (Podocnemis unifilis, Testudines: Pelomedusidae) in the Nichare region, Venezuela. (Support for Ph.D. research)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship for Tropical Ecology

Luciana Griz
Spatial distribution of plant life stages and the role of post-dispersal factors on recruitment of an animal-dispersed tree in Caatinga (NE Brazil). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Silvio Marchini
The influence of environmental heterogeneity on the strengths of top-down and bottom-up forces affecting the community of insect herbivores and resulting herbivory in an Amazonian Forest. (Support for Ph.D. research)

HWEC Development Board Scholarship

Frank Wolff
Feeding ecology of Neotropical carnivores in Caatinga, a seasonal dry forest in the northeast of Brazil. (Support for Master's research)

HWEC Faculty Scholarship for Tropical Ecology

Susana Leon Yanez
Herbivory in Polylepis forests: effects of elevation, seasonality, and host plant species on the arthropod community composition and leaf herbivory. (Support for Master's research)

Mallinckrodt Tropical Research Scholarship

Andre Chanderbali
The historical biogeography of Neotropical Lauraceae. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Whitehill
Sampling molecular markers from nine of the eleven genera in the Caladium alliance (Araceae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Ivan Jimenez
Food preferences and patch assessment abilities of curassows. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Marlin Perkins Memorial Fellowship

Frank Wolff
Feeding ecology of Neotropical carnivores in Caatinga, a seasonal dry forest in the northeast of Brazil. (Support for Master's research)

1998

Jane and Stanley Birge Scholarship Tropical Research Scholarship

Patricia Ojeda
Effect of individual and neighborhood traits on levels of pre-dispersal seed predation on Inga ciliata subsp. Subcapitata. (Support for Master's research.)

John Denver Memorial Scholarship for Tropical Ecology

Ivan Jimenez
Ecology and conservation of Currassows in the Colombian Amazon. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Patricia Ojeda
Effect of individual and neighborhood traits on levels of pre-dispersal seed predation on Inga ciliata subsp. Subcapitata. (Support for Master's research)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Juan Fernandez
Effects of fragmentation on genetic structure and gene flow in populations of a Neotropical montane tree Quercus humboldtii Bonpl., Fagaceae. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jane Whitehill
Collecting seven of the eleven New World genera of the tribes Caladieae and Zomicarpeae (Araceae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Tropical Research Scholarship

Andre Chanderbali
The phylogenetic affinities and geographic origin of Neotropical Lauraceae. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Jorge Perez-Eman
Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the genus Myioborus (Aves, Parulinae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Marlin Perkins Memorial Fellowship

Greg Basco
Ecotourism as a tool for development and conservation: Does the market or the community take better care of nature? (Support for Ph.D. research)

1997

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Silvio Marchini
Effects of Forest Fragmentation on Rates of Herbivory in Central Amazon. (Support for Ph.D. research)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Janeth Katheryne Aldas
Pollination Biology of two high elevation of Fuchsia species in Ecuador. (Support for Master's research in Ecuador)

Gerardo Avalos
Influence of light and support availability on the expression of physiological plasticity in the neotropical liana Stigmaphyllon lindenianum (Malpighiaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

Teresa C. Bergquist
Historical and a Historical Determinants of Fish Community Organization and the Effects of Goldmining in Guyanaian Backwater Streams. (Support for Ph.D. research in Guyana)

Trisha Distler
Pollination Biology and Breeding Systems of the Palms Astrocaryum Aculeatum and Astrocaryum Vulgare. (Support for Master's research in Guyana)

Jaqueline Goerck
Ecology and History as Determinants of Rarity in Birds in the neotropical Region. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Jorge Luis Perez-Eman
Systematics, Biogeography, and Geographic Variation in the genus Myioborus (Aves, Parulinae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Juan M. Posada
Vertical Patterns of Leaf Functional Traits, Light, and Forest Structure of Two Tropical Forests. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Mercedes Rougés
Bird community dynamics along an altitudinal gradient in montane forests in Argentina. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Grace P. Servat
Foraging Ecology of Birds in Polylepis (Rosaceae) Woodlands: Impacts of Local and Regional Processes on Community Organization. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Mallinckrodt Tropical Research Scholarship

Juan F. Fernández
Gene Flow in Fragmented Populations of a Neotropical Montane Tree (Quercus humboldtii Bonpl., Fagaceae): Implications for Conservation. (Support for Ph.D. research)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Jaqueline Goerck
Ecology and history as determinants of rarity in birds: a case study with Drymophila and Hypocnemis (Formicariidae, Aves). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Marlin Perkins Memorial Fellowship

Jon N. Seal
Physiological and Morphological Variation Responses to Manipulated Environmental Resources in a Primitively Eusocial Wasp, Polistes metricus. (Support for Master's research)

1996

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Catherine Graham
Dynamics of a bird community in Mexico (Support for Ph.D. research on birds in fragmented habitats in Mexico)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Gerardo Avalos
Influence of light and support availability on ontogenetic shifts in tropical lianas. (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

Gerardo Aymard
Diversity of forest types in the interfluvial zone of the Rio Negro and Rio Orinoco. (Support for Master's research in Venezuela)

Mercedes Rougés
Bird community dynamics along an altitudinal gradient in montane forests in Argentina. (Trio Foundation Fellowship to support Ph.D. research)

Howard York
The effects of vocal behavior in structuring anuran breeding assemblages. (Support for Master's research on frogs in Guyana)

Mallinckrodt Tropical Research Scholarship

Lorena Calvo
Bird species diversity within different systems of coffee plantations. (Support for Master's research in Guatemala)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Gilbert Barrantes
Determining processes that explain food resource use by birds in highly seasonal environments. (Support for Ph.D. research in Costa Rica)

Grace Servat
Patterns underlying causes of foraging specialization in bird assemblages of Polyepis (Rosaceae) forests. (Support for Ph.D. research in Peru)

Marlin Perkins Memorial Fellowship

Deborah Boege
Vocal and photographic identification to document philopatry in giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). (Support for Ph.D. research in Guyana)

1995

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Mercedes Rouges
Seasonal and altitudinal variation in bird communities in montane forests of Northwestern Argentina. (Travel to The Fifth Neotropical Ornithological Congress in Asuncion, Paraguay)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Aida Alvarez
Ecological and systematic study of Saracha (Solanaceae). (Support for Master's research in Ecuador)

Sandra Arango
Understanding the distribution and history of regeneration patterns in a montane landscape. (Support for Ph.D. research in Columbia)

Gerardo Avalos
Acclimation to changes in light of two liana species in a tropical forest. (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

Gilbert Barrantes
Dynamics of insectivorous and frugivorous birds in two seasonal forests, Costa Rica. (Support for Ph.D. research in Costa Rica)

Teri Bergquist
Gold mining disturbances and fish community structure in neotropical streams. (Support for Ph.D. research in Guyana)

Nidia Cuello
Variation in structure and floristic diversity of dry forests in western Venezuelan Llanos. (Support for Master's research in Venezuela)

Catherine Graham
The role of birds as seed dispersal agents in a fragmented habitat in Veracruz, Mexico. (Support for Ph.D. research in Mexico)

Alvaro Herrera
The effect of forest fragmentation on the genetic variation of Quercus seemannii (Fagaceae) and Ocatea pittieri (Lauraceae). (Support for Master's research in Costa Rica)

Rachel Polster
Parental investment and antipredator behavior in Wattled Jacanas. (Support for Master's research in Guyana)

Alejandra Soto
Seed rain, seedling survival, and the role of frugivorous birds in regeneration of forest trees in tropical pastures. (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

Carolina Valdespino
Establishment of a captive colony of the Valcano Rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) in Mexico. (Support for Ph.D. research in Mexico)

Eric Wiener
Tree seedling performance across a light gradient in a tropical secondary forest community. (Support for Ph.D. research in Peru)

Parker-Gentry Tropical Research Fellowship

Luis Miguel Renjifo
Effect of landscape matrix on the composition of forest bird communities. (Support for Ph.D. research in Columbia)

1994

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Grace Servat
Geographical variation in the diet of the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus: Dendrocolapitidea). (Travel to the XXI International Ornithological Congress in Hofburg, Vienna)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Gerardo Avalos
Assessment of the impact of photo inhibition on the carbon of dry species and wet season leaves in rainforest canopy species. (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

German Carnevali
(Systematics, phylogeny, and genetic variability of Cryptocentrum (Orchidaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research)

Marie Ann de la Fuente
Sources of variation in the efficacy of ant-tended extra floral nectaries as an anti-herbivore defense. (Support for Master's research in Costa Rica)

Ivon Ramirez
Systematics, phylogeny and chromosomal evolution of Cryptanthus (Bromeliaceae). (Support for Master's research)

Jose Tello
Interactions between figs and birds in a Peruvian forest: abundance and implications for seed dispersal. (Support for Master's research in Peru)

Carolina Valdespino
Microhabitat preferences of the volcano rabbit Romerolagus diazi in Mexico. (Support for Ph.D. research in Mexico)

Ana Cristina Villegas
Spatial variation in clonal life history and population dynamics of Aechmea magdlenae, a tropical understory bromeliad. (Support for Ph.D. research in Costa Rica)

1993

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Monica Romo
(Support for Tropical Botany Course Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)/Fairchild Gardens)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Jaqueline Goerck
Distribution of birds along an elevational gradient in coastal atlantic forest of Brazil. (Support for Master's research in Brazil)

Francisco Lorea
A systematic revision of the American species of Cinnamomun (Laraceae). (Support for Ph.D. research in Mexico)

Ana Cristina Villegas Role of clonality in enhancing establishment of Aechmea magdalenae. (Support for Ph.D. research in Costa Rica)

Barbara Whitlock
Preliminary investigations of the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Unonopsis (Anonaceae). (Support for Ph.D. research in Peru)

1992

Stephen M. Doyle Scholarship in Tropical Ecology

Ana Cristina Villegas
Comparative measurements of life history parameters of Aechmea magdalenae in a pluvial forest in Choco, Columbia. (Support for Ph.D. research in Columbia)

HWEC Tropical Research Scholarships

Damond Kyllo
Plant interconnections by VA mychorrhizae and their effects on growth and reproduction of differentially stressed plants of the lowland tropical moist forest. (Support for Ph.D. research in Panama)

Eric Wiener
The effect of light environment on survivorship and growth of eleven common tree species found in second-growth forests near Iquitos, Peru. (Support for Ph.D. research in Peru)

Guanghua Zhu
Molecular systematics of Dracontium (Araceae).
(Support for Ph.D. research)