The Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award Winner: Ivara Roth

Ivara Roth (A21) is an ecologist with a strong interest in conservation biology, exploring how we can make human dominated landscapes more suitable for biodiversity.  She is passionate about the research she has engaged in throughout her time at Tufts:  studying territorial aggression in hummingbirds in Costa Rica, observing the behavior of horned and dehorned Rhinos in South Africa, and investigating the population size, survival rate and food resources of an endangered butterfly species in Massachusetts.  In addition, she was an outstanding teacher and peer advisor to first-year students for an Experimental College course on “Birds of the Anthropocene.” 

The Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award is for outstanding academic work in any of the sciences.