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Conservation genetics of two rare alpine roses in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Project summary:

Common circumboreally, Sibbaldia procumbens was extirpated from a disjunct NH occurrence. Potentilla robbinsianam NH endemic, is an Endangered Species Act success, though genetics and origin has never been studied. I will elucidate population genetics and phylogenetic relationships among close populations and relatives of both species, work necessary for conservation planning.

Cost: $


Hannah Vollmer

Highest degree:

BA, Conservation Ecology

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):





Referee 1:

Dr. Diana Jolles

Referee 2:

Dr. Tommy Stoughton

Scoring Rubric

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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IAPT community building


5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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