Post-flood Study Funded by the National Science Foundation

Posted: March 3rd, 2014

Drunella_doddsi_2-300x225Biology Department scientists LeRoy Poff and Chris Funk have received a grant that extends their NSF-funded EvoTrac project.  The proposed research, “RAPID – Effects of an Extreme Disturbance Event on Genomic Variation and Community Organization of Stream Insects” provides funds to re-sample aquatic insects from a number of streams along the Front Range that were sampled last summer before the catastrophic floods in September 2013.  The project is a collaboration with scientists from Cornell University.

Chris Funk has posted a description of the project on his lab web page:

 http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/funklab/

The work has been featured on CSU Today:

 http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=9785