McCullough Fellows for 2016 AnnouncedPosted: Students Ethan Wright, Robert Chambliss, Carolina Arias, Julia Krebs-Moberg, and Karl Knight have been awarded the McCullough Fellowship at UNC Asheville for 2016.
The McCullough Fellows program at UNC Asheville, launched in the summer of 2015, connects undergraduate researchers with area organizations, people and places. This year's Fellows are:
Carolina Arias: "Strengthening the Roots: Strategies for Supporting Asheville’s Community Gardens," with faculty advisor Amy Lanou and community partner Bountiful Cities.
Robert Chamblis: "Historical and Contemporary Elevational Range and Connectivity among Montane Populations of a Threatened Salamander: Implications for a Changing Climate," with faculty advisor Graham Reynolds and community partner Wild South.
Thomas Knight: "Connecting Farms and Food via Point of Sale Micro-Donations in Western North Carolina: Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay for Conservation and Restaurants’ Role," with faculty advisor Kathleen Lawlor and community partner Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
Julia Krebs-Moberg: "Investigating Best Practices to Develop a Curriculum for Community Resilience and Food Security," with faculty advisor Alison Ormsby and community partner Groundswell International.
Ethan Wright: "Restoration of Southern Appalachian Riparian Forests Affected by Eastern Hemlock Mortality," with faculty advisor Doug Miller and community partner Coweeta Hydrolic Lab.
For more information about the McCullough Fellows Program, visit the McCullough Institute website.