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Alexander Strauss, 2013 David G. Frey Memorial Fund Fellowship Recipient

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Alex samples the zooplankton communities from a mesocosm experiment designed to study friendly competition and the dilution effect. Courtesy photo

Alex is earning his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He is a member of Spencer Hall’s laboratory, and his research focuses on the community ecology of infectious disease, with a special focus on wildlife disease and conservation. Alex comes to us from Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an A.B. in Environmental Studies, with minors in biology and music. In 2011, he earned a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Last year, he was first author on a paper published in Functional Ecology, “Invading with biological weapons: the importance of disease-mediated invasions.”

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