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Charles Fenster

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Professor / Director of Oak Lake Field Station / NRM Affiliate Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 249B
Biology & Microbiology-Box 2140D
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Short CV. Aug. 2016.doc(71 KB)


Stuyvesant High School, NYC
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Academic Interests/Expertise

Landscape Ecology

Awards and Honors

Executive Vice President SSE (2008-2010)
Treasurer AIBS (2016- 2018)



USGS 104 B. C. Fenster (co-PI), with J. Leffler, H. Nottebrock, H. Sieverding and J. Stone. Stormwater management and ecosystem health: The complementary role of green infrastructure in urban environments. $12,500. Starting date: 05/01/2018.

North Central Sun Grant (DOE). C. Fenster (PI), with J. Lundgren, A. Bachmann, T. Rand, J. Stone and H. Sieverding. Quantifying the contribution of native and non-native pollinators to Brassica carinata yield and B. carinata's impact on pollinator health. $140,000. Starting date: 01/01/2017.

NSF DDIG. C Fenster (PI) with J. Zhou, M. Dudash and E. Zimmer. Quantifying pollinator mediated sexual conflict in Silene stellata. $18,000. starting date: 07/01/2015.

The National Science Foundation, C. Fenster (PI), “Collaborative: RUI: The natural history of mutations: sequence and fitness data from Arabidopsis thaliana mutation accumulation lines” Charles B. Fenster, Principal Investigator, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Matthew T. Rutter, Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Detlef Weigel, Senior Personnel, Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany. Stephen Wright, Senior Personnel, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, University of Toronto. C. Fenster (PI) $644,734 plus M. Rutter $115,019 (PI on RUI). Starting date: July 15th 2013 (four years). DEB 1257902



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