ESSM Awards & Merits 2009 Poster Session Winner - First place Ecology/Conservation Taxonomy Ilsa B. Kantola, Ph.D. student and Graduate Diversity Fellow in ESSM, was a poster session winner and was awarded 1st Prize in the Ecology/Conservation Taxonomy group for the poster competition sponsored by the Graduate Student Council at Texas A&M University's 12th annual Student Research Week. The title of Ilsa's poster was "Woody plant invasion of grassland increases storage of C, N, and P in soil physical fractions." Coauthors of this poster presentation were Dr. T.W. Boutton and D.J. Moore from ESSM, and Dr. C.T. Hallmark from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.