Val Milici was just awarded $4000 by the Tinker Field Graduate Research Fund.
The funding will allow Val to set up experiments that investigate how humidity affects interactions between plants and both beneficial and pathogenic fungi. She expects that this visit will form the foundation for her work on how climate change may alter tropical rainforest plant communities by modifying interactions between plants and fungi.
Here is the link to the funding opportunity. The funds are being administered by “El Instituto” at UConn http://elin.uconn.edu/tinker-grants/.