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Awards

Student Grants

Congrats to the folks who recieved

Travel Grants for the 2022 field season!

Midwest PARC offers a travel grant to students to help offset transportation costs associated with participating in herpetological fieldwork with an experienced researcher in the Midwest U.S.

Summer 2022 Field Season Awardees:

  • Samantha Skerlec. "Legacy of past drying events on larval anuran fitness." Kansas.

  • Stephanie Bristow. "Amphibian growth responses to environmental temperature, predation risk, and limited resource availability." Kansas.

  • Joseph Cannizzaro. "Blanding's Turtle Project." Wisconsin.

  • Danielle Galvin. "Ranavirus surveillance in South Dakota and investigating the effects of environmental stressors (drought, disease, and selenium) on amphibian overwintering physiology." South Dakota.

You can read reports from 2021 grant awardees here!

A brown snake. Image by M. Youngquist.

2021 Travel Grant Recipients

Nathan georeferencing a crayfish burrow.
2021 Recipient: Nathan Barnett

Click here to read about Nathan's work with massasaugas, crayfish burrows, and Snake Fungal Disease.

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

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2021 Recipient: Michelle Souza

Click here to read about Michelle's project which investigates genetic diversity and habitat isolation in a peripheral population of marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum).

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

Brenna smiling infront of a harmful algal bloom.
2021 Recipient: Brenna Friday

Click here to read about Brenna's research with Green Frogs and harmful algal blooms.

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

Bradley sitting on the forest floor measuring a box turtle.
2021 Recipient: Bradley Johnson

Click here to read about Bradley's work with box turtles in Indiana.

 

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

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2021 Recipient: Paolo Speziale

Click here to read about Paolo's work with amphibian and invertebrate larvae in ephemeral wetlands in Illinois.

 

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

Danielle wearing chest waders holds up two plastic bags containing tadpoles.
2021 Recipient: Danielle Galvin

Click here to read about Danielle's work with amphibians and ranavirus. 

 

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

Scholarship recipient Katie Brandewie holding a common snapping turtle
2021 Recipient: Katherine Brandewie 

Click here to read about Katie's work with turtle communities in a large urban wetland complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

 

Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles.