Tammi Richardson and Jeff Dudycha were awarded a Dimensions of Biodiversity award from the NSF.
Short summary of the project:
Cryptophytes are microscopic algae found in aquatic ecosystems. This project examines how color of the underwater light field influences the molecular evolution of cryptophyte light-capture genes, the spectral efficiency of their light absorption, and the taxonomic diversification and ecological distribution of cryptophyte species in nature.
Congratulations Tammi and Jeff!