Class of 2010
Clare Aslan, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
"Dissecting taxon substitution: Can nonnative mutualists rescue native species from extinction?"
Mentors: Dr. Erika Zavaleta, University of California, Santa Cruz; Dr. Robert Robichaux, Hawaiian Silversword Foundation
Keryn Gedan, Ph.D. Brown University
"Ecosystem services provided by shellfish: Improving water quality in nutrient-polluted estuaries"
Mentors: Dr. Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Dr. Rob Brumbaugh, The Nature Conservancy
Liana Joseph, Ph.D. University of Queensland
"Implications for farming as a conservation tool: Consumer preference for the wild"
Mentors: Dr. Franck Courchamp, Université Paris Sud; Dr. Kent Redford, Wildlife Conservation Society
Benjamin Sikes, Ph.D. University of Guelph
"Utilizing natural soil biotic communities to enhance ecosystem resilience and recovery"
Mentors: Dr. Christine Hawkes, University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Doria Gordon, The Nature Conservancy; Dr. Eric Menges, Archbold Biological Station.