Western Ag Innovations
Research Awards 2013
Thanks to all who submitted applications for the 2013 awards! Nine student projects and four post-doc projects were selected for research awards this year.
Student award winners of 50 free PRS™-probe analyses
- Omar Gutiérrez del Arroyo, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. "Explaining diel and seasonal patterns of soil respiration in a moist subtropical forest."
- Hathai Sangsupan, Oregon State University. "Investigating the limitations to regeneration in a restored, seasonally dry tropical forest in northern Thailand."
- Elizabeth Jarrell, Tulane University. "Effects of plant-microbe interactions on plant productivity, marsh accretion, nutrient cycling, and degradation of oil in salt marshes of Louisiana."
Student award winners of 25 free PRS™-probe analyses
- Nick Harre, Southern Illinois University. "Tracking nutrient release from senescing weeds following post-emergent herbicide application."
- Jamal Taghavmehr, University of Alberta. "Effect of biochar on nutrient availability in wastewater-amended bioenergy crops in Alberta."
- Kate Gallagher, University of California, Irvine. "Effects of global climate change-induced shifts in abiotic resources on plant-pollinator mutualisms."
- Luke Browne, Tulane University. "Do Long-wattled Umbrellabirds fertilize the seeds they disperse beneath display perches?"
- Kira Hoffman, University of Victoria. "Effects of drought and rainfall on ecosystem processes in open blanket bogs."
- Thomas McKenna, University of North Dakota. "Endophyte effect on soil nitrogen availability in prairie reconstruction and forage production cool-season grasses."
Post-doc award winner of 100 free PRS™-probe analyses
- Marie-Cecile Gruselle, University of Maine. "The long-term effects of soil acidification and nitrogen enrichment on the availability of, and interaction among, nitrogen, phosphorus, base cations, and metal ions."
Post-doc award winners of 50 free PRS™-probe analyses
- Romulus Okwany, Washington State University. "Nutrient contribution of green pea to canola in a double-crop system in the south Columbia Basin."
- Stephanie Grand, Michigan State University. "Understanding tree species coexistence: Density-dependent seedling growth across resource gradients."
- Susan Kraemer, University of Ottawa. "Effects of soil biotic and abiotic factors on soil bacterial adaptation across multiple temporal and spatial scales."
Congratulations to Western Ag's 2013 research award winners!