Linnea Carver (C’14) has been awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Fellowship in Karst Studies from the Cave Conservancy Foundation. The Cave Conservancy Foundation awards this fellowship each year to an undergraduate studying caves and karst in any field, including but not limited to archeology, biology, engineering, geography, geology, and social sciences.
The award supports Linnea’s work on the reproduction, feeding and biodiversity of cave spiders from the southern Cumberland Plateau. One of her research sites is a cave on Sewanee’s campus, and other sites are located nearby in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Linnea began the project in the spring, and, after spending the first half of the summer working on agroforestry in Haiti, returned to Sewanee to continue the work this summer and into the fall.