1998 Undergraduate Laerm Award Winners
The first recipients of the Joshua Laerm Award were announced in December, 1998. The undergraduate awardee was Cary F. Feltman of the School of Forest Resources. Feltman was awarded $500.
Mr. Feltmans' application was titled "Harvest Pressure for Wildlife Resources in the Itonama Indigenous Territory, Bolivia". Feltman's advisor in Forest Resources was Dr. Sara Schweitzer. He used his award to travel to Bolivia to work as a field assistant for wildlife ecology Ph.D. candidate Kim Winter. His objectives were to gain practical field experience sampling wildlife populations in a neotropical forest as well as improve his Spanish skills and learn more about Bolivian culture and wildlife.