Dr. Robert Christian, Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor, and ECU Board of Governor's Distinguished Research Professor, was awarded the 2011 Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation's (CERF) Distinguished Service Award at the November 6-10 binannual CERF meeting held in Daytona Florida. Bob is a former president of CERF, served as the CERF representative to the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and championed the growth of CERF as international research organization.
Lindsay Leverett, an ECU Scholar and MS Candidate in Biology has been awarded a Shinn Grant from the North Carolina Native Plant Society. This grant supports basic and applied work on native plants. The grant will be used to help support Lindsay's research on
"Seed ecology of the native species Packera tomentosa (Asteraceae)". For more information on the North Carolina Native Plant Society and the Shinn Grant visit their website at