Katie Becklin, Ph.D.
AAUW Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
Quote: “The biology department has been an incredible source of support for me as a scientist. During graduate school, I worked closely with a number of excellent faculty mentors who encouraged me to tackle difficult research questions and come up with innovative approaches. These people were instrumental in helping me become an independent scientist.”
Advisor: Candi Galen, 2010: "Friends in high places: ecology of mycorrhizal associations in alpine plant communities"
Becklin is recipient of a 2012 American Association of University Women Fellowship. The fellowship will allow her to use experimental and paleocological approaches to explore how changes in atmospheric [CO2] since the last glacial maximum affect the functioning of mycorrhizal associations.