In honor and memory of Dr. David J. Morafka, distinguished herpetologist and authority on North American gopher tortoises, the Desert Tortoise Council, with the aid of several donors, has established a monetary award to help support research that contributes to the understanding, management and conservation of tortoises of the genus Gopherus in the southern United States and Mexico: G. agassizii,G. morafkai, G. berlandieri, and G. flavomarginatus. The deadline for submission of applications is 1 December 2015. Full details and an application form can be found here:
About Vinny Farallo
Ph.D. Candidate at Ohio University studying the evolutionary ecology of plethodontid salamanders focusing on microhabitat use.