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LU professor gets $100,000 in research funding

An assistant professor of biology at Laurentian University, Dr. Albrecht Shulte-Hostedde, is going to receive $100,000 in provincial research funding.

An assistant professor of biology at Laurentian University, Dr. Albrecht Shulte-Hostedde, is going to receive $100,000 in provincial research funding.

"This award is especially timely, as the new PhD program in Boreal Ecology at Laurentian University provides new opportunities for the training of students,? said Schulte-Hostedde.

?My students and I will seek to identify and understand the factors - such as climate change - that influence the reproductive success and survival of animals, including the northern flying squirrels, red squirrels, as well as water beetles, green frogs, water snakes, walleye, muskrats, and mink."

Wednesday's announcement is part of a plan by the province to invest $6.4 million into the newly-created Early Researcher Award program.

?This funding will attract some of the brightest and best minds to Sudbury to make leading-edge research discoveries that will help create prosperity for all," said Rick Bartolucci, who made the announcement.

Recipients, chosen through a competition, receive a maximum of up to $100,000 that must be matched by $50,000 from their research institution.

"His research projects fit into the university's strategic plan and promotes the environment as one of its major research areas," said Dr. Judith Woodsworth, LU president.

"Laurentian students are fortunate as they will have access to a recognized world leader in this exciting field of research.?