TXSER Restoration Awards

 

2015

 

2015 Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award, San Antonio, TX

Jayne Neal, Wendy Leonard and Gail Gallegos, City of San Antonio Natural Areas Team, San Antonio, Texas

Recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award

Neal, Leonard and Gallegos received the award for their exemplary and lasting contributions to maintaining, restoring, and improving San Antonio’s natural areas, key to the recharge of the Edwards Aquifer.  Together, with a dedicated staff and thousands of volunteers, Neal, Leonard and Gallegos conserved and restored plant and wildlife populations and provided public recreation and education.

Award Recipients in the center Jayne Neal, Wendy Leonard & Gail Gallegos. On either side are Kelly Lyons, TXSER Board VP (left) and Charlotte Reemts, TXSER Board President (right).

Award Recipients in the center (L-R) Jayne Neal, Wendy Leonard & Gail Gallegos. On either side are Kelly Lyons, TXSER Board VP (left) and Charlotte Reemts, TXSER Board President (right).

 

2015 Intercollegiate Plant Identification Award

1st Place Intercollegiate Team Competition Winners – Texas A&M University, San Antonio – Sarah Galvan & Dean Weimer

2nd Place Intercollegiate Team Competition Winners – Trinity University – Austin Phillippe & Amy Adams

1st Place Student Individual Competition – Sarah Galvan, Texas A&M University, San Antonio

1st Place Professional Competition – Sarah Galvan, Texas A&M University, San Antonio

Plant Competition Winners (L-R) - Dean Weimer, Sarah Galvan, Eric Grahmann, Txser Board Member in Center, Austin Phillippe & Amy Adams.

Plant Competition Winners (L-R) – Dean Weimer, Sarah Galvan, Eric Grahmann – TXSER Board Member in Center, Austin Phillippe & Amy Adams.

 

2015 Student Awards, San Antonio, Texas

Best Graduate Student Presentation Award – A Tie!!

Buford Lessley, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville

Assessing Ecosystem health in Restoring and Unrestored Resacas of the Lower Rio Grande

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Adam Toomey, Casear Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Season of Prescribed Burning on Kleberg Bluestem (Dichanthium annulatum) in South Texas

 

2014

 

2014 Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award – TXSER & SER-SW Conference, Alpine, TX

Dr. Bonnie Warnock, Associate Professor of Range Science & Department Chair, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas

Recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award

Warnock received the award for her extensive work on restoring degraded rangelands in the State of Texas and for educating and inspiring the next generation or rangeland managers.

Bonnie Warnock receives the 2015 EER Award

Bonnie Warnock receives the 2015 EER Award

 

 

2014 TXSER & SER-SW Conference Student Awards, Alpine Texas

 

Leah McIntosh, University of Texas, Brownsville

Recipient of the 2014 Best Graduate Student Presentation Award

Indicators of Ecosystem Development in Resaca Restoration Based on the Macroinvertebrate Community

Leah McIntosh

Leah McIntosh

 

Melody Sain, University of Texas, Tyler

Recipient of the 2014 Best Graduate Student Poster Award

Testing Whether Ecological Differentiation Supports the Taxonomy of Three Hibiscus Species in Northeast Texas

Melody Sain

Melody Sain

 

Kristen Schultz & Amy Adams, Trinity University, San Antonio

Recipients of the 2014 Best Undergraduate Student Presentation Award

Modeling the Competitive Dynamics Between Native and Invasive Grasses Under Varying Light Conditions

Kristen Schultz & Amy Adams

Kristen Schultz & Amy Adams

 

Austin Philippe & Elizabeth Van Horn, Trinity University, San Antonio

Recipients of the 2014 Best Undergraduate Student Poster Award

Assessment of Cedar (Juniperus ashei) Removal on Native Grassland Re-Establishment in the Texas Hill Country

Elizabeth Van horn & Austin Phillippe

Elizabeth Van Horn & Austin Phillippe

 

2013

 

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award – TXSER/TRA Joint Conference, Junction, TX

 

Bill Neiman, Native American Seed, Junction, Texas

Recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

Neiman, an environmental landscaper and founder and owner of Native American Seed, is the principal supplier of native wildflower and grass seeds in Texas.  He is also a founding member of TXSER.  Neiman received the award for his lifetime achievements in restoring degraded landscapes of Texas.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 TXSER/TRA Joint Conference Student Awards, Junction, Texas

 

Shannon Jones, Texas Christian University, School of Geology, Energy and the Environment

Recipient of the 2013 Graduate Student Presentation Award

Hydrologic Response of Hillslope Seeps and Headwater Streams of the Fort Worth Prairie

Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

 

Deseri Nally, Texas A&M University, Ecosystem Science and Management Department

Recipient of the 2013 Graduate Student Poster Award

Insect Herbivory Effects on the Federally Endangered Navasota Ladies’-Tresses (Spiranthes parksii)

Deseri Nally with Charlotte Reemts

Deseri Nally with Charlotte Reemts

 

Cade Bradshaw and Elizabeth Van Horn, Trinity University, Department of Biology

Recipients of the 2013 Undergraduate Student Poster Award

Assessing Ashe’s Juniper (Juniperus ashei) Mode of Removal on Grassland Species Composition in the Texas Hill Country

Bradshaw and Van Horn

Bradshaw and Van Horn

 

 

2012

 

2012 TXSER  Annual Conference Student Awards

 

David Toledo, Texas A&M University

Recipient of the 2012 Graduate Presentation Award

Using Prescribed Fire to Restore Texas Rangelands

 

Claire Afflerbach, Trinity University

Recipient of the 2012 Undergraduate Presentation Award

The Influence of Myccorhizal Fungi and Nitrogen Addition on Competition Between a Native and Invasive Perennial Grass Species