Rachel Copeland-Knight, Wellington graduate student, recently presented research she conducted while being supported by a Fleharty Fellowship.
The fellowship, which Copeland-Knight was awarded for the 2003-2004 academic year, is an annual graduate research stipend equivalent to those of the graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Biological Sciences. The title of her presentation was "Assessment of Old World Bluestem Invasion In Northern Oklahoma."
" It's a grass that is commonly planted in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It's an invasive type of grass that can out-perform other types of vegetation in terms of growth," said Copeland-Knight.