Claire Milsted

(1 Interns)

Claire Is a student at Carleton College , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2014 .

About Me:
As a rising senior biology major at Carleton College, I probably should have decided which field within biology is most interesting to me, but I have not. Genetics, entomology, and agriculture are all very interesting to me. Luckily for me, my internship is in plant genetics, which links two of those fields! I will be investigating the population genetics of Isoetes butleri, an endangered member of the lycopods (the "most primitive" division of vascular plants).

My Projects
Genetics of Isoetes bulteri (2013)

Isoëtes butleri is an endangered lycopod (fern ally). In Illinois this species  has exhibited recent population declines, and managers are interested what factors influence population size.  This project is studying three ecological factors that may influence population size, PRS soil probes to determine differences in the soil nutrient levels, competition from the community may also influence