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Farewell to Pat Baron
Some Thoughts on Doing Less
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Antoninka, Anita. (PhD Biological Sciences). ARCS Scholar, 2007-08, 2008-09.

Antoninka, Anita. P.E.O. Scholar, 2007.

Antoninka, Anita; A. Redman; P.B. Reich; and N.C. Johnson. "Opening the black box: Deciphering interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil mesofauna under CO2 and N enrichment." Soil Ecology Society meetings. April 2007. Best Student Presentation - Third Place.

Barbieri, Federica (PhD Applied Linguistics). Brian Short Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Bernstein, Eli J. (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2007-08. Doris Duke Foundation.

Bernstein, Eli J. First recipient of the John Prather Conservation Biology Scholarship, 2007. Center for Environmental Science and Education.

Brown, Rachael (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Wyss Scholar, 2008. Wyss Foundation.

Chaudhary, Bala (PhD Biological Science). ARCS Scholar, 2008-09.

Chaudhary, Bala. Best Student Presentation award - Honorable Mention for the Society for Ecological Restoration's 2007 ESA/SER annual meeting.

Chaudhary, Bala. IGERT Fellowship, 2007-08.

Chaudhary, Bala. Parkinson Student Travel Award for the Soil Ecology Society Meeting.

Dela Cruz, Michelle (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2007-08. Doris Duke Foundation.

Drum, Ryan (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2007-08. Doris Duke Foundation.

Gaylord, Monica (PhD Forest Science). Entomological Society of America Travel Grant to attend the International Congress of Entomology in Durban, South Africa. July 2008.

Gaylord, Monica. Western Forest Insect Memorial Scholarship, 2007.

Holcomb, Chris (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Wyss Scholar, 2008. Wyss Foundation.

Henn, Avi (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2008-09. Doris Duke Foundation.

Henn, Moran (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2008-09. Doris Duke Foundation.

Kalies, Liz (PhD Forest Science). ARCS Scholar, 2007-08, 2008-09.

Kalies, Liz. “Small mammal community responses to fuels reduction treatments in southwestern ponderosa pine forests.” The Wildlife Society's Arizona and New Mexico 41st joint annual meeting. February 2008. Prescott, Arizona. Best Student Presentation Award.

Kurth,Valerie (PhD Forest Science). ARCS Scholar, 2007-08, 2008-09.

Kurth, Valerie. “Post-wildfire community structure of wood-decay fungi.” Poster presented at the Association for Fire Ecology regional conference. January 2008. Best Student Poster.

Lau, Matt (MS Biological Science). ARCS Scholar, 2007-08.

Lau, Matt. IGERT Fellowship, 2008-10.

Laughlin, Daniel (PhD Forest Science). ARCS Scholar, 2007-08, 2008-09.

Laughlin, Daniel. Ariel Appleton Fellowship, 2007.

Laughlin, Daniel. E.C. Pielou Award in Statistical Ecology, Best Student Oral Presentation at the 2007 Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 2007.

Laughlin, Daniel. Windrow Endowment Scholar, 2008. ARCS Foundation.

Nekrasova, Tatiana (PhD Applied Linguistics). AAAL Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the 2008 American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference.

Nekrasova, Tatiana. AZ-TESOL’s Cheryl Walsh Professional Growth Awards to attend the 41st annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit in Seattle, 2007.

Nekrasova, Tatiana. Northern Arizona University Graduate Student Travel Award, 2007.

Nekrasova, Tatiana. Patricia Mapes Andersen English Scholarship, 2008. Northern Arizona University Department of English.

Olson, Kristine (MA Psychology). Grant from the Coconino County Hispanic Council.

Schiff, Caleb (MS Geology). Howard Award for best master’s thesis research project, 2007. Geological Society of America, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology division.

Solvesky, Ben (MS Forestry). “Roosts of Allen's lappet-browned bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) in northern Arizona.” The Wildlife Society's Arizona and New Mexico 41st joint annual meeting. February 2008. Prescott, Arizona. Best Student Presentation Award.

Sommer, Larissa (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2008-09. Doris Duke Foundation.

Spang, Teresa (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2008-09. Doris Duke Foundation.

Stephens, Stephanie Sky (PhD Forest Science). Entomological Society of America Extended Travel Award to attend International Union of Forest Research Organizations Forest Entomology Meeting July 1-5 and the International Congress of Entomology in Durban, South Africa, July 6-13, 2008.

Stephens, Stephanie Sky. International Tropical Timber Organization Fellowship, 2007-08.

Wadsack, Karin (MS Environmental Science and Policy). Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, 2008-09. Doris Duke Foundation.