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Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Ed Basham

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Ed Basham

Ed fundraising for a Gabon expedition in 2022. Ed Basham is one of our 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars. He is an amphibian ecologist, researching the threats of climate change and chytrid fungus disease to rainforest frogs occupying different forest strata. As part of the Stengl Wyer Endowment, the Stengl Wyer Postdoctoral Scholars Program provid...
Announcing the 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows and Grant Awardees

Announcing the 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows and Grant Awardees

Funded by the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent support for talented postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments. The endowment also supports the Stengl-Wyer Fellowship Program, year-long fellowships for doctoral ca...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Chris lays a transect tape along the reef crest. This is one of the most common techniques used to quantify the cover of various substrates (e.g. corals, sand, rubble, etc.). Photo credit: Victor Huertas Christopher Hemingson is one of our 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars who is working with Dr. Simon J. Brandl at the Marine Science Institute. As part ...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Ummat Somjee

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Ummat Somjee

Ummat Somjee is one of our 2021 Stengl-Wyer Scholars and is researching the evolution of exaggerated sexually-selected traits in animals. His research aims to understand how the energetic costs underlying these exaggerated traits may shape their evolution. As part of the Stengl Wyer Endowment, the Stengl Wyer Postdoctoral Scholars Program prov...
Applications open for 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program

Applications open for 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program

The College of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Competition! Recent Ph.D.s are invited to apply for distinguished postdoctoral positions to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), one...

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Liming Cai

Cai web400x400Liming Cai is one of our 2021 Stengl-Wyer Scholars. She is a systematic biologist broadly interested in the study of phylogenetics and evolutionary genomics of plants. Her research integrates fieldwork, herbarium collections, and genomic analysis to characterize the patterns and drivers of biodiversity. As part of the Stengl Wyer Endowment, th...