Fellows in the News

Apr 19, 2021
Black In Environment is hosting #BlackInEnvironWeek on April 19th - 23rd with a series of events to highlight and build community among Black environmentalists globally. Dr. Regan Patterson, 2018 Switzer Fellow, is the co-founder and co-organizer of Black In Environment, a member organization of Black in X.Read more >
Apr 15, 2021
Many of us have been able to experience the magic of vibrant hillsides showing a kaleidoscope of colors during a superbloom in California, but why isn't every year a superbloom year? Join Maria Jesus, 2019 Switzer Fellow, at the California Botanic Garden (CalBG) virtually on Thursday, April 22 at...Read more >
Apr 12, 2021
Lauren Howe shared her insights on collecting and leveraging grantee demographic data in a recent article by Peak Grantmaking: CONNECTing on Tracking Grantee Demographics . Lauren is the Program Administrator for Healthy Food for Denver's Kids and a 2018 Switzer Fellow. Lauren noted that collecting...Read more >
Apr 12, 2021
Acres of asphalt parking lots, unshaded roads, dense apartment complexes and neighborhoods with few parks have taken their toll on the poor. As climate change accelerates, low-income districts in the Southwestern United States are 4 to 7 degrees hotter in Fahrenheit — on average — than wealthy...Read more >
Apr 12, 2021
The moment she saw her first iceberg, marine scientist and Switzer Fellow Cassandra Brooks felt a visceral compulsion to protect Antarctica. She helped create the Ross Sea MPA in 2016, and continues to contribute mightily to preserve Antarctica’s icy beauty. Cassandra was recognized as one of five...Read more >
Apr 5, 2021
Anne Perrault's op-ed in the Hill argues for a bold reimagining of financial risk and responsibility in the era of climate change. Imperiled cities, mounting costs: Facing the big climate risk blindspot As the planet warms, Annapolis, Md., faces rising seas, supercharged storms and costly damage to...Read more >
Mar 31, 2021
University of Rhode Island (URI) Professor Laura Meyerson has been elected a fellow of the Ecological Society of America for her contributions to ecological research and policy. Meyerson has been studying invasive species since 1995 and has been a leading advocate for addressing invasive species as...Read more >
Mar 31, 2021
Switzer Fellow Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, is a co-lead of a partnership with the University of Minnesota that will establish the first urban long-term ecosystem research (LTER) site in the Midwest. Funded by a $7.1 million grant from the National Science...Read more >
Mar 23, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz was listed as one of Grist's 50 Fixers for 2021.Read more >
Mar 10, 2021
The population of Texas today stands at almost 28 million. By 2050, that number is predicted to nearly double to 55 million, with most people clustered in already-dense urban centers like Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Over the next several decades, researchers also project an...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Robert Long has been recognized among the first group of 20 scientists awarded the newly established Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science, announced recently by the Wilburforce Foundation and COMPASS. The overarching goal of the Wilburforce Fellowship program is to build a community of conservation science leaders who excel in using science to help achieve durable conservation solutions in western North America.Read more >

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