Kayla Tarr and Christine Bielski, master's students in the range and forage sciences specialization were recently awarded fellowships.
Tarr received the 2015 Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship for the second consecutive year. This fellowship is awarded annually to a UNL graduate student conducting research in range or pasture ecology and management. This fellowship is awarded through the Center for Grassland Studies and includes a 12-month graduate stipend. Tarr's research focuses on botanical composition and aboveground production response of rangelands in the Sandhills and the Loess Hills to timing of drought. She is advised by Dr. Walter Schacht and Dr. Jerry Volesky.
Bielski received the 2014 W.R. Chapline Fellowship, which is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding graduate student in range, pasture, and forage sciences in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Bielski's research focuses on the effect of burning and grazing interactions on rangeland heterogeneity in a changing climate. She is advised by Dr. Dirac Twidwell.