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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 >
Sep 26, 2018
The Switzer Foundation is proud of its history supporting environmental leaders through the Switzer Fellowship Program. Switzer Fellows are engaged in a variety of disciplines and fields through which significant environmental gains are being achieved. Applied science, academic research, policy and...Read more >
Sep 9, 2018
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Fellow John J. Berger first appeared in The Seattle Times . Hot, dry conditions linked to climate change parched California this summer, setting the stage for 17 simultaneous blazes that consumed more than 800,000 acres. The state’s largest inferno ever...Read more >
Aug 10, 2018
We are seeking advice, input, and potential collaborators from the Switzer Network on a proposal to convene a working group focused on the conservation of Wilson’s and red-necked phalaropes at inland saline lakes. In the early 1990’s Switzer funding to one of us (Rubega) contributed to the historic...Read more >
May 29, 2018
A few days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, a single mother of two escaped the disaster that left Puerto Rico in chaos and without electricity. Through her informal social networks, and with only a three-hour notice, she and her family boarded a humanitarian plane with a western physician...Read more >

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