Fellows in the News

May 1, 2019
Fellow Nancy Steele has been chosen to participate in the 2019 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation. The Flinn Foundation is a Phoenix-based private, nonprofit, grantmaking organization, founded by Dr. Robert S. Flinn and Irene P...Read more >
May 1, 2019
Abstract The Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Target 11 requires its 193 signatory parties to incorporate social equity into protected area (PA) management by 2020. However, there is limited evidence of progress toward this commitment. We surveyed PA managers, staff, and community...Read more >
May 1, 2019
When it comes to sharing emergency information during natural disasters, new University of Vermont research shows how timing is everything.Read more >
May 1, 2019
Fellow Lauren Richter accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Science at the Rhode Island School of Design. The position is also affiliated with the undergraduate concentration and new Master's in Nature-Culture-...Read more >
May 1, 2019
In this important new primer, Dustin Mulvaney makes a passionate case for the significance of solar power energy and offers a vision for a more sustainable and just solar industry for the future. The solar energy industry has grown immensely over the past several years and now provides up to a...Read more >
May 1, 2019
Samantha Alger joins VHB’s Natural Sciences team in the South Burlington, Vermont office as an Environmental Scientist/Pollinator Specialist. She brings an in-depth understanding of applied ecological science, with the bulk of her work focused on improving the health of both managed and wild bees...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Editor's note: The video attached to this story was produced by Organic for All . A new peer-reviewed study , whose authors included Switzer Fellows Asa Bradman and Kendra Klein, compared pesticide levels in the bodies of four families across the country on a non-organic and organic diet. It shows...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
The Organic Center recognized environmental health scientist Dr. Asa Bradman with its Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner March 6 in Anaheim, California. Dr. Bradman, who co-founded the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Fellow Keith Parker's work using cutting-edge technology to identify differences in lamprey DNA, and the resulting scientific paper, were featured in Yurok Today. As one of his mentors, Matt Johnson, told him recently, "Fish recovery is simultaneously a social justice issue and a scientific issue...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Dr. David Wiley , Research Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and an expert on seabirds and endangered whales, has been named the 2019 recipient of Mass Audubon’s Hemenway + Hall Wildlife Conservation Award. This...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Protecting Ourselves from Diesel Fumes
Los Angeles, California, is one of the biggest transportation in the world, but that has major health implications for residents. Exposure to diesel fumes has an impact on everyone, and Switzer...Read more >

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