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Zoology grad student receives World Conservation Union grant

Jennifer Purrenhage, a third-year doctoral candidate in zoology, has been awarded a grant from the World Conservation Union Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group Seed Grant Program.

The $2,000 grant is for Purrenhage’s project “The Importance of Habitat Structure and Aquatic-terrestrial Habitat Associations for Amphibians during the First Year of Life: Implications for Habitat Conservation and Restoration.”

“Faculty, graduate students and private organizations compete for these grants internationally,” says Michelle Boone (zoology), Purrenhage’s faculty adviser. “Right now, the IUCN/SSC is focusing funds in developing nations, so, on multiple levels, it is very exciting that Jen received this grant.”

The Amphibian Specialist Group was formed in 2005 to conserve biological diversity by stimulating, developing, and executing practical programs to conserve amphibians and their habitats around the world.

Date Published: 04/05/2007
Volume: 26   Number: 18


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