Murray Buell Award for Outstanding Student in Ecology 2017
Rosemary Tucker

Rosemary Tucker is the 2017 Murray Buell Award Winner Rosy Tucker has been studying animals since she was big enough to catch a tadpole in a net. Since her second year at Rutgers, Rosy has researched native bees under the guidance of Dr. Rachael Winfree, Dr. Tina Harrison, and Dr. Daniel Cariveau. She completed her G.H. Cook Honor’s Thesis entitled, “Do native crops support rare bee species?” and presented her results at the U.S. International Association of Landscape Ecology in April 2017. Rosy was also fortunate enough to learn about primatology, wildlife conservation, and human-wildlife conflict while studying abroad in Kenya. Besides ecology and conservation, Rosy has explored her interests in music during her time at Rutgers as a member of Rutgers Shockwave. She has been a member of this all-female a cappella group since her freshman year and musical director since her junior year. In addition to her major in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rosy completed a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Environmental Geomatics. Rosy hopes to put her education to good use to someday work in the field of wildlife conservation. Upon graduating, she will be working at the University of Minnesota for the summer doing what she loves: collecting bees. Ultimately she hopes to return to graduate school to further her education in ecology and conservation.