Skip to main content

Using Biotechnology to Conserve and Restore an Ecologically-Important Threatened Shrub in Western North Carolina (Kristin Emery)

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionSend by emailSend by email
Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
Award amount: 
Organization name: 
UNC - Asheville
Principal Investigator: 
Ward, Jennifer Rhode
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship

In collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, this project is part of a larger initiative focused on conserving western North Carolina’s roadside populations of a native shrub (Spiraea virginiana). The student will collect leaf samples, amplify and sequence DNA, and characterize the genetic diversity of the sampled populations.

Fiscal year: