DUWC Announces the

2017 Student Research Grant Awards

The Duke University Wetland Center is pleased to announce the Center's 2017 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 2017 awardees are:




Kevin "KC" Bierlich for the proposal Measuring error in multispectral reflectance from increasing inundation in a salt marsh using drones.

Chelsea Clifford for the proposal Soil re-formation in North Carolina Coastal Plain ditched wetlands.

Christopher Krapu for the proposal Mapping Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Prairie Wetlands.


This is the third year for the Duke University Wetland Center Graduate Student Research Grant Program, which awards 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.

June 5, 2017