Congratulations to Zach for $5,000 Lewis & Clark grant

Zach Muscavitch was awarded a grant from the American Philosophical Society for his project entitled “Resolving symbiont specificity for endemic lichens on the Channel Islands of California.” This project aims to collect Niebla lichens from the Channel Islands and characterize their fungal and algal symbionts applying a novel DNA sampling method: Target Capture. Results will complement those from the mainland to test patterns of isolation and reciprocal specificity between symbionts.