Recent Awards

2021
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Jonathan Aguirre, Arkansas Tech University
    Project Title: Study of plant diversity in remnant herbaceous plant dominant communities (grasslands and prairies) in Arkansas River Valley
  • Mathew Jones, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: The influence of soil on plant communities on six Lower Mississippi River islands
  • Sam Little, University of Central Arkansas
    Project Title: The physiological response of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) to fire restoration management efforts in central Arkansas

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Alexander Gillies, Arkansas Tech University
  • Diana Soteropoulos, Arkansas State University

2020
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Grace McCartha, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: Plant community composition of six Lower Mississippi River islands considering elevation and proximity to the White and Arkansas Rivers
  • Caitlyn Sims, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: Relations of seasonal flood disturbance with plant flowering phenology


2019

Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Diana Soteropoulos, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: Floristics in Arkansas: surveying and quantifying management impact of rare ecosystems, launching floristic quality assessment, and predicting rare plant distribution

Carl Amason Conservation Award:

  • MaryAnn King, Pine Ridge Gardens

2018
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Dylan DeRouen, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: Assessing vascular plant species richness across anthropogenic systems and level IV ecoregions in Crittenden and Mississippi counties, Arkansas

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Brant Portner, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Dwight Munson Moore Award:

  • Jennifer Ogle, Arkansas Native Plant Society

2017
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Brittney Booth, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: A comparative study of limestone and dolomite glades in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas
  • Shelby Clark, University of Central Arkansas
    Project Title: Evaluating bryophyte diversity of Arkansas on an organismal and molecular scale
  • Logan Estes, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: Where are all of Arkansas’ chinquapins? An ecological assessment of Castanea throughout the state
  • Katie Matthews, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Project Title: Population genetic survey of a foundation prairie plant, big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) following a prairie sod transplant in Northwest Arkansas
  • Jordan Slater, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: Study of three wild ginseng populations to improve horticultural ginseng production
  • Brigette Williams, Saint Louis University
    Project Title: Conservation epigenetics and phenotypic plasticity in the geographically restricted genus, Leavenworthia

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Jeffrey Chavis, University of Arkansas

2016
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Rajaa A. Alanbagi, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: Fungi associated with forest floor litter in Northwest Arkansas
  • Rebecca Stubbs, University of Florida
    Project Title: Classification and evolution of the North Temperate genus Micranthes

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Chris Sheldon, University of Arkansas at Monticello

2015
Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Jennifer Reed, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: A vascular flora of Poinsett County, Arkansas

2014
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Donald J. Nelsen, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: Symbiotic fungi associated with oak, hickory, beech, and musclewood in the Ozark National Forest and Devil’s Den State Park

2013
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Eric Hearth, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: A microhabitat assessment of five species of invasive plants in the Ozarks and Appalachians

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Ty Murdoch, University of Arkansas

2012
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Meghan Foard, Arkansas State University
    Project Title: Causes and consequences of Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense Lour.) invasion in hydrologically-altered forested wetlands

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Carey Minteer, University of Arkansas
  • David Burge, Arkansas State University
  • Kristen N. Finch, Hendrix College
  • Kari M. Harris, Arkansas State University
  • Jessica R. Needham, University of Central Arkansas
  • Autumn Lynn Coffey Olsen, University of Arkansas
  • Drew A. Prescott, University of Arkansas at Monticello

2011
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Jennifer Ogle, University of Arkansas
    Project Title: Distribution, biology, and community ecology of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) in the southern Ozark Plateaus
  • Nicole Freeman, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Project Title: Abundance of pollinators necessary for production of seeds by native plants

Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Drew Prescott, University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Dr. Shelly Bursick, University of Arkansas

2010
No Awards

2009
Delzie Demaree Research Grant:

  • Dulcinea Groff, University of Central Arkansas

Carl Amason Conservation Award:

  • John Pelton, Benton

2008
Aileen McWilliam Scholarship:

  • Jennifer Ogle, University of Arkansas
  • Kellie Freeman Nelson, Arkansas State University