Fellows in the News

Jan 26, 2023
The need for global-scale, open access, fit-for-purpose coastal and inland water quality information is shared by scientists, decision-makers, industry professionals, and the general public. GEOAquawatch’s Google Earth Engine (GEE) working group set out to explore the ability for Google Earth...Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
Kimberly Miner was interviewed by the Daily Show and an NBC News segment about how climate change has fueled recent extreme weather events and flooding in California. “Climate change is warming the whole planet and that includes the atmosphere and the oceans. What that means for us is that the...Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
Naomi Fraga wrote on Twitter: "I am so incredibly grateful for this California rain, but I am also anticipating the inevitable... The dreaded conversations about the "superbloom". You might be saying, what the heck Naomi, you are a botanist, don't you love superblooms?"Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
“One of our biggest recommendations was the need for a type of clearinghouse for decision makers to be able to bring together these different types of information,” Hsu said. “It’s currently very scattershot and everyone’s doing their own thing, and that’s created an incredibly heterogeneous and patchwork landscape of this data.”Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
Lara Cushing is the lead author of a December 2022 study finding that historical red-lining is associated with fossil fuel power plant siting and present-day inequalities in air pollutant emissions. Read the open-access article in Nature Energy and a summary in Axios . "What's clear from this study...Read more >
Jan 25, 2023
Mark Elbroch published an op-ed in the New York Times on his research pinpointing landscapes large enough to sustain cougars in the Eastern United States. He writes: Numerous cougar sightings were reported east of the Mississippi River last fall, encounters that have become more frequent in recent...Read more >
Jan 25, 2023
Birdie McGreavy co-authored Collaboration on the Mudflats , an article exploring how community-university partnerships can strengthen deliberative and democratic practices. The following is an excerpt of the article. Find the full, open source publication in Issues in Science and Technology . We...Read more >
Jan 25, 2023
Amphibians have been devastated by a chytrid fungus pandemic. Andrea Adams immunized California red-legged frogs in Yosemite to give them a fighting chance at survival, with surprising results.Read more >
Dec 14, 2022
Deniss Martinez and Karly Hampshire were honored as recipients of the 13th annual University of California President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.Read more >
Dec 14, 2022
Christina de Jesús Villanueva's study on invasive iguanas in Puerto Rico has found that recognition of this species as an agricultural pest is warranted in Puerto Rico, and perhaps elsewhere in its introduced range. Abstract: Agricultural communities and crop production are negatively impacted by...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Jennifer O'Leary: Pew Fellowship funds Cal Poly biologist's study of Indian Ocean
Fellow Jennifer O’Leary recently received a prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation and is freshly back on California's Central Coast from management and conservation work she’s doing in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean partially supported by a Switzer Leadership Grant.Read more >

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