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Two KBS graduate students awarded NSF Fellowships PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to KBS graduate students Danny O’Donnell and Bonnie McGill, recipients of 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Danny is a first-year PhD. student working with Dr. Elena Litchman at KBS. He is pursuing a dual degree in Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior. As an NSF Fellow, Danny will study trait evolution in phytoplankton and how the evolution of traits affects their community ecology.

Danny plans to begin experiments this summer at Lake Baikal in Siberia.

Bonnie is a first-year Zoology PhD. student in MSU’s Environmental Science & Policy program. Bonnie is a student in Dr. Steve Hamilton’s aquatic biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology lab at KBS. As an NSF Fellow, Bonnie plans to continue her research into how plants and soil microbes influence the movement of nitrogen (common in fertilizers) in agricultural landscapes. Read more about Bonnie and her research in a recent blog she wrote for the KBS Long-term Ecological Research Program web site.

For more information about this year’s class of NSF fellows, click here.