The Applied Biodiversity Science Team received a 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Research as an Interdisciplinary Research Team.
The NSF IGERT in Applied Biodiversity Science is a model of team building, cooperation, and graduate training across departments and colleges. From four Agriculture and Life Sciences departments, Drs. Lee Fitzgerald, Amanda Stronza, Kirk Winemiller, Richard Woodward, Urs Kreuter, and Leslie Ruyle have created one of the most widely recognized and respected IGERTs in the country. This program is truly interdisciplinary, as it has spread from our College to 11 departments across five colleges. It has also been extremely successful in recruiting a diverse student body of graduate students with exceptional research capacity. Participating faculty and graduating students have published over 200 articles and given 350 presentations since 2007.