Congratulations to Natalie Rossington
CNPS-SLO is awarding the McLeod Scholarship to Natalie Rossington, a Master’s student studying Biology at Cal Poly where she also received an undergraduate degree in Soil Science. She enjoys botanizing in the spring, photography, and cooking in her free time. Natalie grew up in Santa Barbara and currently lives in Morro Bay.
Natalie Rossington will be studying the distribution and ecology of native populations of Layia jonesii and Layia platyglossa in Reservoir Canyon by using a reciprocal transplant. She will also investigate the pre-zygotic and post-zygotic barriers between the two species by performing a hybridization study. She hopes to find new populations of L. jonesii throughout San Luis Obispo County during Spring 2014 and 2015.