This scholarship provided summer funding for both student and mentor.

Explaining Localized Variation In Cerion Shell Morphology on San Salvador -  The goal of my study is to investigate possible mechanisms behind the maintenance of morphologically distinct yet reproductively compatible populations of Cerion in localized areas on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. This remarkably diverse genus of pulmonate land snails has attracted over 50 years of scientific investigation, but a definitive mechanism for localized variation in shell morphology is yet to be determined. When morphometric and dispersal data is analyzed in the light of varying population densities within the study site on San Salvador, behavioral preferences and morphologic trends may arise that can help to shed light on the puzzling spatial distribution of this genus.

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