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K-State Today

July 1, 2021

Division of Biology graduate student honored for research project

Submitted by Keith Gido

Kansas State University graduate student Peter Pfaff was presented with the Southwestern Association of Naturalists' 2021 Howard McCarley Student Research Award for his research project, "Farmponds: An understudied habitat which could be our last-ditch effort to save Topeka Shiner in Kansas."

Pfaff is pursuing a doctorate in the Division of Biology with his major advisor, Keith Gido, university distinguished professor.

The Southwestern Association of Naturalists is an international association of scientists, educators and students, founded in 1953 to promote the field study of plants and animals — living and fossil — in the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America. The award was announced at the annual meeting held virtually in April.