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DUWC Awards 2015 Graduate Student Research Grants

The Duke University Wetland Center is pleased to announce the Center's 2015 Graduate Student Research Grant Awards. Three Ph.D. students at the Nicholas School of the Environment have been awarded funds that will support research focused on a topic in wetland science and management leading towards a graduate degree. The 2015 awardees are:

Braswell

Yousefi Lalimi

Zhang

Anna Braswell, for the proposal Understanding the Broadscale Drivers of Coastal Wetland Extent

Fateme Yousefi Lalimi, for the proposal Field Observation and Modelling of the Spatial Distribution of Organic Matter in Salt-marsh Soils

Stacy Zhang, for the proposal Evaluating and Harnessing Multi-scale Positive Interactions for Enhancing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience

This is the first year for the Duke University Wetland Center Graduate Student Research Grant Program, which will award annual grants of up to $5,000 to Nicholas School graduate students (Master's and Ph.D.) through a competitive application and review process. The program contributes to the Center's goal of increasing sound scientific knowledge leading to sustainable wetland functions and services locally, nationally, and globally.

May 11, 2015