Susan Brawley receives prestigious award

Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and botany faculty received the Northeast Algal Society’s Frank Shipley Collins at the organization’s 50th annual meeting over the past weekend. The award honors exceptional and meritorious contributions to phycology and the Society. Collins was an authority on North American algae in the 19th/20th century. The Northeast Algal Society, which met April 15-17 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., is composed of several hundred scientists in the northeastern U.S. and Canada who study some aspect of algae.