02/06/2016 CAGE PhD candidate receives Cushman Award

PhD candidate Katarzyna Melaniuk was recently rewarded Loeblich and Tappan Student Research Award by Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research in USA.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

The award is in support of Melaniuk’s PhD project entitled “Assessing the relationship between living foraminifera and methane emissions in the Arctic”. The award carries a monetary value of $2,000 and a free one-year subscription to the Journal of Foraminiferal Research.

The project is a cooperation between CAGE and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Melaniuk’s supervisors are Associate Professor  Giuliana Panieri (CAGE) and Senior Scientist, Joan M. Bernhard (WHOI).

The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, was founded in 1950 by a group of dedicated foraminiferal researchers “to promote research on foraminifera and allied organisms”.

Loeblich and Tappan Student Research Award supports undergraduate and graduate student research on any aspect of living or fossil foraminifera or other protists.

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