2003 Undergraduate Laerm Award Winners
The recipient of the 2003 Joshua Laerm Academic Support Award for undergraduates is Sarah R. Fritts, Warnell School of Forest Resources, who conducts her research under the direction of Dr. John P. Carroll. The award will support her inventory of plants and animals harvested for traditional medicine by Makuleke traditional healers on the northern boundary of the Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa. She is particularly interested in assessing the environmental impact of this harvest. Many of the plants and animals used in traditional medicine may be threatened already and the growing demand is putting further strain on these species.