Biology professor awarded $725,000 to research new species in Indonesian region

With the help of a three-year, $725,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Eric Smith, assistant professor of biology, will begin a three-year project to explore and catalog new species in the Indonesian portion of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Dr. Smith (’94 MS, ’01 PhD) curator/researcher for UT Arlington’s Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, is the lead investigator on the grant. Michael Harvey (’91 MS, ’97 PhD), now an associate professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is co-principal investigator.

The team will include researchers from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, the Bandung Institute of Technology and Brawijaya University in Indonesia, students from UT Arlington and Broward College in Florida, and researchers from other universities.

Read more about the NSF grant.

Source: MavWire

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