MBF granted graduate student Grace Thomas from the University of University of Nebraska at Omaha and undergraduate student Fernanda Naomi Shimizu Romero from the Faculty of Higher Studies Zaragoza of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) the “Lincoln P. Brower Award” in May 2023.
Grace’s project will compare and quantify grazing impacts on milkweed densities and juvenile monarch abundances among bison-grazed, cattle-grazed, and ungrazed lands. Her research will help us determine whether bison grazing may have fewer negative effects than cattle grazing on milkweeds.
Naomi’s research will assess the changes in the soil properties between the restoration and conservation zones to determine whether soil quality has improved in an area that was illegally logged and restored. The results of this soil analysis will help inform how well conservation efforts are doing in the MBBR.
To read more visit the Lincoln P. Brower Awards page.