Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield named Norma J. Lang Fellow

Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, was selected as the 2018 Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellow from the Phycological Society of America.

Stacy Krueger-Hadfield langDr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, was selected as the 2018 Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellow from the Phycological Society of America ($10,000) for her proposal "Spatiotemporal adaptation in the rocky intertidal: evolutionary responses of intertidal Chondrus crispus populations to climate change." Dr. Krueger-Hadfield is only the second Lang Fellow and was chosen from a very competitive pool of 31 applicants.

"Seaweeds are critical ecosystem engineers in near-shore marine ecosystems worldwide, and form the basis of lucrative aquaculture," says Dr. Krueger-Hadfield, summarizing the project. "Yet, these diverse eukaryotes have received collectively less attention, despite their ecological and economic importance. With the Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellowship, I will investigate genome-wide patterns of divergence and genetic diversity at small spatial scales across a gradient of rapid change in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus." Her research will allow her to see if there are changes between time points (which was also associated with several degrees Celsius temp increase) and along the French Atlantic coastline as they have spatial sampling in 2008 and 2018.

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