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Jan 23, 2019
Humans have not yet released a genetically engineered plant that is intended to spread and persist in an unmanaged environment. Biotech trees – genetically engineered or gene-edited – offer the possibility of releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health and represent a new frontier in biotechnology, writes Fellow Jason Delborne.Read more >
Jan 16, 2019
Switzer funds assisted the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to create a new position for Fellow Nick Jensen as Southern California Conservation Analyst. Nick, a recent PhD graduate in botany from Claremont Graduate University, joined the organization to further his ambition of putting his...Read more >
Jan 10, 2019
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Fellow Ayana Johnson first appeared on The Hill's website . The West Coast is on fire, the Northeast is flooding, drought is hitting the Midwest, and record-breaking heat waves are sweeping the nation. While we endure another summer of (un)natural...Read more >
Dec 12, 2018
The goals of the project between Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) and Switzer Fellow Dr. Carolina Prado were two-fold: (1) to establish a community air monitoring project in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego to evaluate ambient air quality and the effectiveness of air filters in...Read more >
Dec 3, 2018
The future of the Antarctic ecosystems depends on the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) rising swiftly to the challenge of climate change. If they do, writes Fellow Cassandra Brooks, Antarctica will continue to be a beacon of international diplomacy, scientific collaborations, peaceful cooperation, and thriving ecosystems.Read more >
Dec 3, 2018
There’s room for Native ecological practices in California’s fire management – but we have work to do first, writes Fellow Chuck Striplen.Read more >
Dec 3, 2018
Scientists and environmental advocates are beginning to pay more attention to another area that is critical to protecting the climate: forests and other natural ecosystems, writes Fellow John J. Berger.Read more >
Nov 5, 2018
Every fall, we bring the new class of Switzer Fellows together at Fellowship Retreats to officially welcome them to the Switzer Fellowship Network, and to meet each other and Fellow alumni. These retreats provide the first opportunity for new Fellows to develop relationships with each other and the...Read more >
Nov 2, 2018
The overarching goal of Marissa McMahan's new position as Senior Scientist at Manomet was to grow the applied fisheries science program for the Gulf of Maine. There were three specific projects that she focused on to meet this goal. The first project involved municipal outreach for restoring and...Read more >
Oct 16, 2018
As I greeted the new 2018 Switzer Fellows at this year’s fall retreats, I reflected on the joy and inspiration of the Switzer Foundation’s 32 years of supporting environmental leaders. At the same time, I was reflecting on my own leadership and have decided that it is time for me to till new soil...Read more >

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