In honor of World Wetlands Day, revisit Dr. Cherry's 2016 post on methods.blog, the official blog of Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Wetland habitats, including (A) a marine-dominated coastal marsh and maritime pine island complex (Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, USA), (B) a freshwater floodplain marsh (Hale County, Alabama, USA), (C) a cypress-tupelo swamp (Perry Lakes, Alabama, USA), and (D) a Gulf of Mexico salt marsh (Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana, USA). ©Julia Cherry
Anna Braswell, a former M.S. student in the Cherry Lab, successfully defended her dissertation on the ultimate drivers of coastal wetland formation and loss. She completed her Ph.D. work in the Heffernan Lab at Duke University. Next, she will be moving into a Post-doc position at the University of Colorado Boulder. Congratulations to Anna!
Members of the Cherry lab presented their research at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's annual research symposium on Friday, September 8th. Julia Cherry presented a talk on patterns of soil organic matter and aboveground biomass along a coastal transition, and Mollie Nugent presented a poster on patterns of above- and below-ground decomposition. The following morning, Mollie also presented a short presentation to members of general public as part of the NERR's "Science, Syrup, and Sausage" event. For more information on the Grand Bay NERR, click here.
Congratulations to Mollie Nugent, a graduate student in the Cherry Lab whose research proposal, "Interactive effects of sediment and nutrient subsidies on processes regulating surface elevation in brackish marshes," was selected for a 2017 SWS Student Research Grant Award. If you see her, ask her about her research.
Congratulations to Mollie Nugent, a graduate student in the Cherry Lab, who was recognized at the Biological Sciences Honors Day Convocation as this year's recipient of the Joab Langston Thomas Scholarship. This award is presented annually to a biology graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, creativity, and potential as an outstanding scholar and teacher.
Nigel Temple, a former graduate student in the Cherry Lab, won Best Poster at the 2016 joint Gulf Estuarine Research Society and Society of Wetland Scientists (SCC and SAC) meeting in Pensacola, FL. The award includes financial support for Nigel to attend and present his research at the SWS annual meeting in Puerto Rico in June 2017.
Congratulations to Nigel Temple who graduated today with his M.S. degree in Biological Sciences. He successfully defended his thesis on July 14th and will officially begin work on his Ph.D. at Mississippi State University later this month.
Cherry Lab News & Accomplishments
Highlighting events and recognizing achievements of Cherry Lab members.