WMRS Graduate Student Fellowships 2006
Graduate student research proposals were reviewed by the White Mountain Advisory Committee. In 2006, sixteen awards were made for a total of $21,158. The committee awarded support to the following applicants. (*renewal application)
UC Graduate Students
Hancock, Christine (UC Berkeley) "Sense of Place" and Rural Physician Retention
Schoville, Sean (UC Berkeley) Biogeographic History, Climate Change and Conservation of High Altitude Endemic Insects in the Sierra Nevada and White-Inyo Ranges.
Epanchin, Peter (UC Davis) Ecosystem Subsidies and Indirect Effects of Non-native Fish in an Alpine Food Web.
Wang, Thea (UCLA) Behavioral Roles and Social Structure in the Yellow-bellied Marmot, Marmota flaviventris
Van Sant, Matt (UC Riverside) Water Balance of High Altitude Deer Mice
Barber, Adelia (UC Santa Cruz) Using Dendrochronology to Understand the Population Dynamics of Ancient Bristlecone Pines
Fry, Anthony (UC San Diego) Study of Sulfate and Nitrate Aerosols as Mass Independent Tracers
Granot, Roi (UC San Diego) Investigation of Present-day Motion on the Deep Springs Fault and its Westerly Continuation
Non-UC Graduate Students
*Meyer, Archie (Cal. State University Santa Bernardino) Microsite Effects on the C4 grass Muhlenbergia richardsonis, Growing at Moderate and Extreme Elevations in the White Mountains, California
Buckley, Christine (Tulane Univ.) The Relevance of Developmental Plasticity to Long-term Fitness in the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis
*McMillan, David (Tulane Univ.) Variation in Heat Shock Protein expression between populations of the Western Fence Lizard Sceloporuous Occidentalis and its effect on locomotion performance
Franklin, Rebecca (Univ. Arizona) The Use of Herbchronology in Addressing Perplexing Questions about Rock Glaciers
Christie, Michael (Univ. Kansas) Determining fault offsets on the Queen Valley fault scarp and Emigrant Peak fault scarp in Nevada using reflection seismic and ground-penetrating radar.
*Schroeder, Jeffrey (Univ. Kansas) Late Cenozoic to Recent Fault Slip Distribution in Northern Fish Lake Valley, Nevada
Mills, Ryan A (Univ. North Carolina) Geochmeical Test of Wall-Rock assimilation in the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Siera Nevada Batholith
Johnson, Breck (Univ. North Carolina) The Origin and Significance of Potassium Feldspar megacrysts in the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, California