Katie Kull has received the Yeatman prize, the Biology Department's award for 'leadership and inspiration in the study of Biology." Katie has worked in our lab as an intern on research projects these past two summers. She was an undergraduate leader within the team of students that re-inventoried the long-term plots in Franklin State Forest in 2015. Katie followed this up this work during the 2015-16 academic year with an independent research project where she examined herbaceous distribution patterns within the long-term plots. This past summer (2016) she was a research intern on the hillcane population genetics project and the Cross Creek long-term forest dynamics project. She recently presented her above-ground biomass analysis from the Cross Creek long-term forest plots at the Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA. This work will serve as the basis of her honors thesis this spring. Katie is passionate about botany and is an excellent ecologist as well as an impressive plant taxonomist. As an Arcadian, she has served as an advocate for the Biology Department within the Admissions program. She is also active in the Natural History Society and has participated in Herbarium outreach programs.