- Karen Myers, Biology: "The effects of plant community diversity and drought on soil microbial communities and the subsequent effect on the invasion success of common exotic species."
- George Zhou, Earth and Planetary Sciences: "Soil microbes increase carbon sequestration and soil respiration under drought conditions in tallgrass prairie."
- Molly Kuhs, Environmental Biology: "Impact of below ground arthropods and fungi on germination rates and seedling survival of exotic and native plant species in Missouri."
And congratulations to submitting a grant proposal:
- Savannah Fuqua (second from the left): "Drivers of plant fecundity in tallgrass prairies: Direct and indirect effects of plant diversity and soil microbes on plant-pollinator interactions."