Botany Research Scholarship Program: Current Recipients


Congratulations to our 2022 - 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

NCB received 21 applications for the 2022 - 2023 Scholarship Program. As usual, there were many great research projects submitted for review. We are awarding twelve $1,000 scholarships for the 2022 - 2023 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.

Katherine Brafford, Ph.D, University of California, Davis
Rapid evolution of native and non-native grassland species changes to water availability.

Brook Constantz, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Evaluating restored forests along the Sacramento River, California for a novel ecosystem.

Kaylie Deluca, M.S., California State University, Chico
An evaluation of a restored wet meadow within a recently burned landscape matrix, southern Cascades, California: a comparative history.

Ashley Dickinson, M.S., California Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Assessment of the genetic population structure and rate of clonality in a rare serpentine endemic, Lathyrus biflorus, using ddRADseq.

Kaleb Goff, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Quantifying changes in alpine plant community diversity in the Sierra Nevada, CA, over an 18-year study period.

Kt Lynch, Undergraduate, University of California, Davis
From nectar to seeds: Do nectar bacteria increase reproductive fitness in Epilobium canum by becoming seed endophytes?

Courtney Matzke, M.S., Claremont Graduate University
A vascular floristic study of the Piute Mountains.

Kale McNeill, Ph.D., M.S., California Polytechnic University, Humboldt
A genetic study of endangered wetland violets in northwestern California.

Larke Reeber, M.S., San Jose State University
Species delimitation of a moss clade in a global hotspot for bryophyte diversity.

Jasmine Rios, M.S., Sacramento State University
Integrated pest management (IPM) approaches to control invasive species in CA vernal pools.

Kyle Rosenblad, PhD., University of California, Berkeley
Climate change and evolutionary potential in a montane meadow-dependent species.

Yuxin Wei, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The systematics and biogeography of Frasera (Gentianaceae) in North America.