professor earns NSF Career Award
ecology, evolution of aquatic systems
Professor of Biology Thomas F. Turner has received a $500,000
five-year grant from the National Science Foundations
(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.
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.