Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Award Recipients
|Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2012||Return to Archive|
Dr. Jarrett Johnson received $5,000 from the 2012 Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Special Research Program to investigate gene flow among populations of multiple amphibian species in the eastern foothills of the Santa Clara Valley, California. This work will identify species-specific patterns of amphibian dispersal on a single landscape and inform conservation decision-making for several amphibian species of special concern across the region.
Kevin Tewell, a first-year MS student in Dr. Johnson’s lab, is a 2012 recipient of the Marcia Athey Award. He received $500 to study landscape genetics of marbled salamanders at Mammoth Cave National Park. Kevin's research has the potential to identify key differences in patterns of salamander gene flow in landscapes that are largely intact, versus landscapes that suffer from fragmentation and urbanization. Kevin also recently received $400 from the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program to support this project.