Category: Research Grant Awards

Announcements made by the research committee

2019 Marr and Steinkamp Grant Awards Winners

The CoNPS Research Grants Committee has Chosen the Recipients for the 2019 Research Grants Myrna P. Steinkamp Research Grant Denise Wilson – $1,000 “Monitoring Epipactis gigantea Populations Within Plots Subjected to Three Canada Thistle Eradication Methods” John Marr Research Grant Justin Bain – $800 “Understanding how the floral nutrient landscape influences bee foraging, pollination, and Read More …

2018 John Marr Research Grants Awarded

The CoNPS Research Grants Committee has announced the John Marr grant awards for the 2018 field season.  John Marr grants are given for research projects studying native plants in Colorado.  Seven  grants were awarded. Anna Freundlich, Master’s Student at University of Northern Colorado “Lichen and Vascular Plant Response to Bark Beetle Disturbance in the Roosevelt Read More …

2018 Myrna Steinkamp Research Grants Awarded

The CoNPS Research Grants Committee has announced the grant awards for the 2018 field season.  Steinkamp grants are given for research projects studying rare plants in Colorado.  Two grants were awarded. A $1,000 grant was given to Ronald Abbott studying “Shoot Production in the Rare Alpine Calciphile Saussurea weberi“.  A $1,000 grant was given to Read More …

2016 Grants Awarded for Marr Fund

Kath Kleier announced the following winners of the 2016 Marr Grants: Jennifer Ackerfield – Colorado State University, working with Mark Simmons: A Prickly Puzzle: Phylogeny and Evolution of the Genus Cirsium in North America, $1000 Alyssa Albertson – Colorado State University, working with Kenneth Kassenbrock: A Survey of Fungal Endophytes in Bristlecone Pine: Do Endophyte Read More …

2016 Steinkemp Grant Awarded

Kath Kleier announces the grant award for the Steinkamp Fund. Zachary Cabin – University of California Santa Barbara, working with Scott Hodges: Understanding the ecological conditions favoring the radical morphological mutant Aquilegia coerulea var. daileyae. $1000  

John Marr Grants Announced for 2015

John W. Marr Fund The John W. Marr Fund supports research on the biology of Colorado native plants and plant communities.  Grantees for 2015 are: DeMasters, Carla (Rebecca Huft, DBG) Working on MS UC Denver.  Using native annual/biennial forbs to direct the development of restored plant communities – a case study of Gunnison sage-grouse habitat.  Read More …

2015 Steinkemp Grant Announced

Myrna P. Steinkamp Fund The Steinkamp Fund supports research on the biology of Colorado rare native plants.    The Steinkemp Grant for 2015 was awarded to Wills, Brandee (Mitch McGlaughlin) First year MS student – biology.  UNC, Greeley.  Population structure and resolving taxonomic synonymy of Phacelia submutica using ITS and NADH sequences.  $1,000

2011 Marr Grant: Genetic differentiation between alpine and montane populations of Viola adunca (Violaceae) in the San Juan Mountains.

JOHN W. MARR GRANT AWARDS Ross McCauley, PhD. (Assistant Professor of Biology, Herbarium Curator. Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO).  Genetic differentiation between alpine and montane populations of Viola adunca (Violaceae) in the San Juan Mountains.  $982 Given the evidence suggesting that the taxon previously known as Viola bellidifolia is distinct from the more widespread Viola Read More …

2011 Marr Grant: Scott Smith (in cooperation with Tim Hogan, Collection Manager, University of Colorado, Boulder). Survey of the ferns and orchids of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Part 2). $1,000

This project is being undertaken to try and determine what ferns, fern allies and orchids exist in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. This will be the second year of this survey.  The first year’s survey went exceedingly well. Six new Botrychium ferns as well as an additional populations of the rare fern Asplenium trichomanes Read More …