Congrats Schubot Grant Recipients

Congrats to the 8 research grant recipients and 3 travel grant recipients in the inaugural round of the Schubot research and travel grant program. Recipients span undergrads, grad students, postdocs, and faculty across 5 different Departments and 3 Colleges. Research grant winners were awarded up to $2,500 in support of their project. Travel grant winners will receive up to $1,000 to defray costs of presenting avian research at conference. Thanks for your membership and acknowledging the Schubot Center in your work! Stay tuned for the next round of funding.

Schubot Mini Research Grants
Name Position Dept Mentor Title
Dr. Wes Brashear Postdoc BIOL Dr. Kira Delmore Study of a natural avian hybrid zone to assess temporal patterns of hybridization and genomic introgression
Viridiana Martinez PhD student WFSC Dr. Jacquie Grace Interactions between stress hormones and blood parasites in birds along elevation gradients
Dr. Abigail Kimmitt Postdoc BIOL Dr. Kira Delmore Viability selection against hybrids in a songbird migratory divide
Amanda Beckman PhD student EEB Dr. Michael Morrison Struttin’ with two brothers versus eight cousins: investigating how relatedness influences cooperative coalitions and parasite dynamics
Spencer DeBrock PhD student VIBS Dr. Sarah Hamer The role of migratory birds in the spread and dispersal of parasites
Hannah Justen PhD student EEB Dr. Kira Delmore Can we predict how juvenile migrants will respond to environmental changes?
Mariel Ortega undergraduate WFSC Dr. Jacquie Grace The Effects of Pishing and Playback on Avian Fitness
Randall ‘Keith’ Andringa undergraduate WFSC Dr. Jacquie Grace Stable isotope analysis of features to analyze dietary shifts in dabbling ducks
Schubot Travel Grants
Name Position Dept Mentor Destination
Simon Kiacz PhD student VTPB Dr. Don Brightsmith NA Ornithology Conference, Puerto Rico
Michael McCloy PhD student EEB Dr. Jacquie Grace 2020 conference of the Ecological Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Jeffrey Musser Faculty VTPB N/A ExoticsCon 2020, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO