Great news from Kendra — well done! Below she reports on this prestigious scholarship:
I am one of 12 students awarded the 2013 Texas Tech Students of Integrated Scholarship. This scholarship spotlights “students who have embraced active learning experiences both within and external to the environs of Texas Tech University”. Awardees are featured in All Things Texas Tech issued by the Provost Office at Texas Tech University. Link to list of awardees: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/attt/2013/03/studentscholars13.php. Link to my profile: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/attt/2013/03/studentscholars13/kendra_phelps.php
Last weekend was the Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium. Julie, Ain and Joe all gave oral presentations. Joe won the Warren Ballard Award for best oral presentation in the Resource Management and Conservation session for his paper entitled “The ecology and potential value of bat coffee in biodiversity conservation in southwestern Sumatra”. Well done Joe! Maria and Julie both served as judges. It was a super event, and it was delightful to have Dr Richard Stevens return to Tech to give the plenary talk.
Congratulations to Maria on her recent publication, which is now available online in Biotropica:
Sagot, M, Rodríguez-Herrera, B., Stevens, R.D. (2013). Macro and Microhabitat Associations of the Peter’s Tent-Roosting Bat (Uroderma bilobatum): Human-Induced Selection and Colonization? Biotropica. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12034
Tigga had a great time at the 3rd International Berlin Bat Meeting: Bats in the Anthropocene, where she opened the session on education and outreach with a plenary talk entitled “From research to outreach: integrative approaches and a call to arms” which was well received. The conference was a great success — congratulations to the organizers Christian Voigt and Ana G. Popa-Lisseanu.
Tigga at the conference banquet in the famous dinosaur hall of the Museum of Natural History in Berlin.
She then went on to give a seminar (“Bat Diversity and Conservation in SE Asia”) at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, hosted by Daniela Schmieder of the late Bjoern Siemers’ Sensory Ecology Group. It was a marvelous trip all round!