Paige Hansen

Master's student
Primary office:
Higuchi Hall, KBS


Advisor: Ben Sikes
Research interests: Soil microbial ecology
Hometown: Brookings, SD



  • Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, B.S., English minor, University of Kansas


  • Hansen, P. M., Semenova-Nelsen, T. A., Platt, W. J. and Sikes, B. A. In review. Recurrent fires do not affect the abundance of soil fungi in a frequently burned pine savanna. Fungal Ecology.


  • Hansen, P. M., T. Semenova, and B. Sikes. Droplet Digital PCR reveals shifts in response to experimental fires in pine savannas. 8th Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2017. Oral contribution.


  • Hansen, P. M. Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science to Study at a Non-KU Research Laboratory. The University of Kansas. $3,000. 1 mo. 6/2019-7/2019.
  • Hansen, P. M. Madison and Lila Self Graduating Senior Fellowship. The University of Kansas. $10,000. 9 mo. 8/2018-5/2019.
  • Hansen, P. M. Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Fellowship. The University of Kansas. $7,000. 8 mo. 1/2017-8/2017.
  • Hansen, P. M. Undergraduate Research Award. The University of Kansas. $1000. 1/2017.
  • Hansen, P. M. Undergraduate Biology Research Award. The University of Kansas. $1000. 1/2017.
  • Hansen, P. M. Honors Opportunity Award. The University of Kansas. $1000. 5/2016.
  • Hansen, P. M. Freeman Foundation Scholarship for East Asia Internships. $4000. 5/2016.
  • Hansen, P. M. Plains Area Director’s Research Scholarship. $1000. 5/2015.

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