Congratulations to Sabrina Sewell (M.S., 2013) and Wendy Zomlefer (her advisor). They received the Windler Award at the 76th Annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Chattanooga, TN. The award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best systematic botany paper published in Castanea the previous year. Sabrina's paper was based on the second chapter of her thesis, a study of vegetation of the unusual Piedmont Gabbro Upland Depression Forests in Jasper County, GA. She received a $500.00 check from the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Photo:Left to right: Wendy, Sabrina, and Kathy Mathews (President of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society) at the awards ceremony on 3 April 2015.