A big thank you

This last week I have been writing final reports for many of the grants I have received for the last three years of fieldwork. I have these grants listed in various places on my website but I thought it might be beneficial to list them all here.

I am extremely grateful for all of the support I have received throughout my field seasons. Seeing my plants in the field provides insight into the natural history of these organisms and is critical for comprehensive evolutionary research. On a more personal note, as anyone in academia can attest to, there are a lot of ups and downs in graduate school. Well, any grant received--no matter the amount--provides encouragement that what you are doing is meaningful and someone besides you, your advisor, and your parents (thanks Mom & Dad!) thinks your research is significant. So with that, I'd like to thank the following organizations for their support for the last three years:

Torrey Botanical Society Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2016
Arkansas Native Plant Society Delzie Demaree Research Grant, 2016
Cactus and Succulent Society of America Research Grant, 2016
The Explorers Club Exploration Fund – Mamont Scholars Program, 2016
Alaska Geographic Murie Science and Learning Center Science Education Grant, 2016
Arctic Institute of North America Grant-in-Aid, 2015
Washington Native Plant Society Research Grant, 2015
Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award, 2015
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship, 2015
Davis Graduate Fellowship in Botany, University of Florida, 2015
California Native Plant Society, Natalie Hopkins Award, 2014
Idaho Native Plant Society Education, Research and Inventory Grant Program, 2014
American Society of Plant Taxonomist Graduate Student Research Grant, 2014
Native Plant Society of Oregon Field Research Grant, 2014
Society of Systematic Biologist Graduate Student Award, 2014
John Paul Olowo Memorial Fund Research Grant, 2014

I have provided the links for all of these grants if you would like more information about them. Additionally, feel free to contact me with questions. 

P.S. My friend in Alaska recently sent this goofy picture of me on the third day of a pretty wild plant-collecting backpacking expedition in the Wrangell Mountains (see my post The Micranthes Motherlode). Hooray fieldwork! Thanks Morgan for the photo!