Botany Research Scholarship Program: Current Recipients


Congratulations to our 2023 - 2024 Scholarship Recipients!

NCB received 16 applications for the 2023 - 2024 Scholarship Program. As usual, there were many great research projects submitted for review. We are awarding twelve $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 - 2024 school year which includes both CNPS chapter awards. Thank you to the Shasta Chapter and the Sacramento Valley Chapter for each funding one of the ten scholarships

Congratulations to the 12 students and thank you to all that submitted applications!

We are pleased to announce the awardees, their degree program and college or university, and the title of their research project. Abstracts of their research will be included in the 2022 Fall Newsletter.

Sage Ellis, M.S, University of Nevada, Reno
Quantifying the status and long-term demographic trends of a Lake Tahoe alpine endemic, Draba asterophora.

Ashley Gill, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Investigating cryptic diversity in California pinefoot.

Anjum Gujral, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Investigating changes in forest structure through trait-demography relationships.

Hugh Leonard, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
The role of drought stress physiology in shaping post-fire succession in a mixed vegetation community.

Charlotte Miranda, M.S., San Jose State University
Soil generalist, Erysimum capitatum, differential adaptation to serpentine soils of origin across California latitudinal gradient.

David Mitchell, Ph.D.., University of California, Davis
Improving native tree and shrub restoration by amending degraded soils, enhancing mycorrhizal symbioses and suppressing soil-borne Phytophthora disease.

Halina North, M.S., University of Nevada, Reno
Quantifying tree mortality effects on plant community composition and phenology in the Central Sierra Nevada.

Hayley Reid, M.S., University of Nevada, Reno
Aboveground and belowground limitations of Pinus monophylla establishment after a recent fire.

Victor Rossi, Undergraduate, Santa Clara University
The biochemistry of attraction: red flowers and their hummingbird pollinators in California.

Philippa Stone, Ph.D., University of British Columbia   * Shasta Chapter Awardee*
Systematics in Triantha (Tofieldiaceae).

Rachel Tageant, M.S., Claremont Graduate University
A floristic inventory of the Owens River Headwater Area, Mono County, California.

Brooke Wainwright, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Proposing a novel drought trait framework for California grasslands and beyond.