The Southwestern Association of Naturalists recently announced UNM graduate student Diana Macias was presented with a 2022 Howard McCarley Student Research Award. She was honored for her research project titled “Landscape Genomics and Local Adaptation of Piñon Pine (P. edulis) Across the Intermountain West.” Macias is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biology in the Department of Biology with her major advisor, Professor William Pockman.

The Southwestern Association of Naturalists is an international association of scientists, educators, and students, founded in 1953 to promote the field study of plants and animals (living and fossil) in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. The award was announced at the annual meeting held virtually in April. 

For further information, contact Christopher M. Taylor, Public Relations and Publicity Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Department of Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,