Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development


 To safeguard Earth’s biodiversity through the collaborative development and
wise application of scientific expertise and resources


 CCSD scientists hosted 5 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) students


Our REU students presented posters about their research projects at the member’s night August 1, 2017. Elena Meyer worked with Christy Edwards, Maria Balderas with Ivan Jimenez, Joseph Smith with Leighton Reed, Madalyn Stoecker also with Ivan, and Claire Waldman with Matthew Albrecht.

News from the Conservation Genetics Lab

Alex Linan, Ph.D. student at St. Louis University and our Genetics Conservation lab, received the tropical Botany Award from the Garden Club of America. This award will help to fund field collections of undescribed members of the ebony and persimmon genus of Western Madagascar.

Joel Swift, lab technician since 2015, has been selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The stipend for 2017-18 is $34,000 per twelve month Fellowship year for 3 years. Joel started his Ph.D. in Dr. Allison Miller's lab at Saint Louis University in August. 

                            Alex on Mauritius                      Joel on a collecting trip in Missouri