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Grant Funding

Current External Funding

2019-2021

$246,563 National Science Foundation: The ecology of cloning

Previous External Funding

2017-2018

$24,442 AUD Australian Museum Crown of Thorns Starfish Research Grant. Co-PI with Dr. Maria Byrne (University of Sydney)

2013-2017

$313,097 National Science Foundation: Strong tests of life history theory using experimental reduction of embryo energy content in diverse marine invertebrates

2015

$20,000 AUD Australian Museum Crown of Thorns Starfish Research Grant. Co-PI with Dr. Maria Byrne (University of Sydney) and Dr. Symon Dworjanyn (Southern Cross University)

2012-2013

$10,000 Jeffress Memorial Trust: Predator-induced Transgenerational Plasticity in a Marine Snail

2011-2012

$10,000 Jeffress Memorial Trust: Predator-induced Transgenerational Plasticity in a Marine Snail

2010-2011

$20,000 Jeffress Memorial Trust: Predator-induced Transgenerational Plasticity in a Marine Snail

Internal Funding

2017-2020

$8,000/year Broderick Goldmann Sachs Term Distinguished Associate Professorship

2016

$9132 Charles Center Curriculum Development Award. Co-PI with Dr. Matthias Leu to develop Marine Ecology and Conservation field course

2013

$10,000 EVMS/WM Collaborative Research Award (Co-PI with Dr. Aurora Esquela-Kerscher): Understanding the risks and prevalence of human infection by the parasitic nematode Gongylonema pulchrum

$4,000 Summer Research Award: Eco-Devo in the time of climate change: lessons from nearshore marine invertebrates

2010

$5,000 Suzann Wilson Matthews Summer Research Award: Novel Developmental Flexibility in Western North Atlantic Echinoderms

Internal Student Funding (Summer Fellowships Only)

2018

$6,000 Matthew Baker, Honors Fellowship. Effects of mud snail egg deposition on restoration of eelgrass in Casco Bay.

2016

$6,000 Kharis Schrage, Honors Fellowship. Hemichordates as a model system for studying intertidal zonation in soft sediment ecosystems.

2015

$6,000 Emily Harmon, Honors Fellowship. Predator-prey interactions between sea urchins and mudsnails on the coast of Maine. 

2014

$6,000 Salma Abdel-Raheem, Honors Fellowship. Environmentally-cued hatching in echinoid echinoiderms. 

$3,000 Stacy Trackenberg, Charles Center Chappell Fellowship. How do changes in offspring provisioning affect larval and juvenile development in seastars?

2012

$6,000 Holly Blackburn, Dintersmith Honors Fellowship. Testing the effects of egg size on cloning rates in the seastar Asterias forbesi

$3,600 Shelby Ziegler, Noyce Summer Internship. Effects of larval cloning on time to and size at metamorphosis in the brittle star, Ophiopholis aculeata

2011

$3,000 Holly Blackburn, Monroe Scholars Program. Determining blastomere fates in early embryos of echinoid echinoderms. 

$4,000 Daniel Schwab, Summer Research Fellowship, College of William & Mary Undergraduate Science Education and Research Program, funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant through the Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program to the College of William & Mary. Maternal size effects on reproduction and larval development in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta.

$2,000 Jordan Salyers, DeFontes Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary. Estimating predation rates on juvenile Green Sea Urchins.  

 2010

$3,000 Frances Armstrong, Summer Research Fellowship, College of William & Mary Charles Center US Research Fellowship. Testing the consequences of environmentally induced multiples in the sand dollar Echinarachnius parma.

$3,800 Daniel Schwab, Summer Research Fellowship, College of William & Mary Undergraduate Science Education and Research Program, funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant through the Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program to the College of William & Mary. The effect of maternal quality on egg deposition in the mudsnail, Ilyanassa obsoleta.

$3,800 Connor White, Summer Research Fellowship, College of William & Mary Undergraduate Science Education and Research Program, funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant through the Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program to the College of William & Mary. Testing the effectiveness of clustering as an oviposition strategy in the intertidal snail, Nucella lapillus.