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Student Research Thrives Thanks to Herbarium

Doing work in the HerbariumOver the past two years, the UT Herbarium has proudly supported student botanical research through awards from the L. R. Hesler Fund and the Breedlove, Dennis Fund. More than $15,000 from these two funds has supported six undergraduate and 10 graduate students. Student research projects have included using species distribution modeling to detect dispersal limitation in endemic species, evaluating post-fire fungal associations, examining seed dispersal via ants, and determining how predacious crab spiders affect plant-pollinator interactions.

Thank you to the donors to these endowments who make ongoing student research possible in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology!