SBE doctoral student awarded Smithsonian Fellowship
Congratulations to Chris Tonra, recent recipient of the highly competitive Smithsonian Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowship! Chis is a doctoral student advised by Dr. Rebecca Holberton at the University of Maine. Chris will use the fellowship to spend his final doctoral year working with Dr. Peter Marra at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and National Zoo, analyzing stable isotope samples at the Smithsonian and working with the bird collection at the Field Museum in Chicago. Chris is currently at his study site in Jamaica but will return to Orono in May to finish analyzing his hormone samples here and working on more manuscripts, until he departs for DC in January.