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Biology Student Posters Win Acclaim at Regional Meeting

Brielle Bowerman ’17 and Emma Johnson ’17 were among the students presenting papers at the ASB meeting.
Brielle Bowerman ’17 and Emma Johnson ’17 were among the students presenting papers at the ASB meeting.

Earlier this month, eight Davidson College Herpetology Lab students attended the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, which was held in nearby Concord this year.

They were selected based on their high-quality research, and each presented their projects at the meeting. Two Davidsonians, Anna Tutterow '17 and Katie Greene '18, received major awards.

Tutterow won the Student Research Award and $1,000 for her paper, titled "Landscape-Scale Factors Affecting the Distribution and Persistence of North Carolina Bog Turtle Populations." Greene won the Student Oral Presentation Award in Animal Biology for her presentation, "The Effects of Conspecifics on Burrow Selection in Juvenile Spotted Salamanders."

Most of the student presenters are graduate students. Davidson has had quite a few students win over the years despite competing with graduate students.