Monday, March 11, 2013

Botany graduate student, David Reed, wins the prestigious Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2012 AGU annual meeting

David Reed, a PhD student in Brent Ewers’ Plant Physiological Ecology lab, won an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for his poster titled "Contrasting ecosystem drivers of mass and energy fluxes at upper and lower elevation sagebrush steppe sites" presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2012 annual meeting in San Francisco.

AGU awards OSPAs “to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.” These awards are a “great honor for young scientists at the beginning of their careers.” The AGU annual meeting is one of the largest meetings with more 20,000 scientists and students in attendance and only the 3-5% of the student presenters in each session is awarded an OSPA.

David received his award in the session "Climatic Controls on Net Ecosystem Exchange." Dr. Ewers (Botany Associate Professor), Dr. Pendall (Botany Associate Professor), and Dr. Kwon (former Botany Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ewers lab) were co-authors of this poster.

To learn more about the research conducted by Brent Ewers and his students, please visit the lab's website.