Seward Award

2021 Seward Award Recipient: Emma L. Boehm

Emma L. Boehm is a second-year Ph.D. student in Associate Professor Jen Lau’s lab, studying how plants respond to environmental variation and climate change. More specifically, Emma researches how evolutionary adaptations interact with rapid changes in traits (phenotypic plasticity). With the Fred Seward Award, she will spend the summer investigating how plasticity contributes to adaptive responses in stressful and novel environments. With her work, Emma hopes to increase our knowledge of how plasticity evolves over time and inform how we can preserve natural plant populations.