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Logan Novak

Graduate Student
Research Interests:

I'm interested in how plant-microbial interactions shape plant communities in the context of disturbances, particularly species invasion and climate change. My research addresses how plant-soil feedbacks change throughout species' ranges and whether they inhibit or enhance plant diversity.


2023-Sevilleta LTER Summer Fellowship, Sevilleta LTER, Research Support

2021-Plant Biology and Conservation Research Award, Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, Research Support

2021-Francis Y. Kwong Memorial Award, Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, Research Support

2020-College Scholarship, Elmhurst Garden Club, Tuition Aid

2020-Summer Research Fellowship, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, Research Support

Selected Publications:

Novak, L., Scholl, J.P., Kiefer, G., and A. Iler. (2022). Prescribed burning has limited effects on the population dynamics of rare plants. Conservation Science and Practice 4: e12792.


2022 Admission to the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia

2022 M.S. Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University

2017 B.A. Biology at Lewis and Clark College



Of note:

Doctoral Fellow Award, University of Georgia's Graduate School

Shaw Fellowship, Plant Biology and Conservation Program

Major Professor

Y. Anny Chung

Haines Family Associate Professor of Plant Ecology

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