FIU-Fairchild Graduate Student Receives Research Grant

Friday, June 15, 2012

  Our FIU-Fairchild graduate student Emily Warschefsky  has been awarded with a $1,500 grant from the Florida Native Plant Society to perform research on a project entitled "Determining parentage and ploidy of hybrid Tillandsia: Achieving a better understanding of Florida’s native plant diversity". Emily is persuing her Ph.D. degree under the supervision of  Dr. Eric Von Wettberg. Emily’s proposal target two hybrid species: Tillandsia x smalliana and T. x floridana and it aims to use molecular and cytological tools to verify the hybrid parentage of these taxa. Futher details of the proposal can be found in here.