Anna Santos, an ABS Trainee and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography, won a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) award for her dissertation: Determinants of Livelihood Strategies in a Marine Extractive Reserve. The award will cover research expenses for her upcoming field work in Northeast Brazil. Anna attributes being granted the DDRI award to her training within the Department of Geography and experience in the ABS program and respective faculty and students, and is she grateful for the support she has received.
Congratulations to David Toledo, winner of the Judges’ Choice award in the 2012 NSF-IGERT Conference Video and Poster competition. You can view his video and poster, “To burn or not to burn: balancing societal risk perceptions and ecological needs of a fire adapted system”, on the IGERT website.