The Society for Ecological Restoration, Midwest Great Lakes Chapter is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s student restoration research and practice awards. This was our second student research award and our first student practice award. We received many excellent proposals, and the it is great to see so many students doing great work in the field of restoration ecology.

Restoration Research Award

Awarded to Becky Barak from Northwestern University for her project “Do seed traits predict germination and persistence of plant species in prairie restoration?”


Inaugural Student Restoration Practice Grant

Awarded to Red Bison, a Student Organization at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for their work on “Restoring prairie patches in an urban landscape to support native biodiversity and reconnect city residents with their region’s ecological heritage”