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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

Biology professor earns NSF Career Award
For ecology, evolution of aquatic systems

UNM Assistant Professor of Biology Thomas F. Turner has received a $500,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) to create an integrated research and educational program for museum-based approaches to ecology and the evolution of aquatic systems.

“The award is designed to build an education and research program that focuses on the collection of fishes in the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) at UNM using state-of-the-art techniques for students and those interested in water management practices,” said Turner, who is also the curator of fishes at the museum. “Graduate and undergraduate students will gain a fundamental understanding of how natural history collections acquire, document and database specimens to provide a
historical record of our rich natural heritage in New Mexico.”