The Southeast Climate Science Center has named 6 new Global Change Fellows for the Fall Semester of the 2017-18 academic year. These exceptional NC State graduate students represent diverse fields of study from civil engineering to the social sciences. They will meet together as a cohort throughout the year, and with their diverse perspectives and disciplines, engage on the challenges of global change.
To learn more about each fellow, click on their hyperlinked name.
College of Sciences, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Advisor: Astrid Schnetzer
Research focus: How anthropogenic stressors impact coastal ecosystems, specifically estuarine plankton food webs.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Applied Ecology, Graduate Program in Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Advisor: Ted Simons
Research focus: The effects of habitat loss, human disturbance, and predation on American Oystercatcher populations along the Atlantic Coast.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Applied Ecology, Graduate Program in Zoology
Advisor: Nick Haddad
Research focus: The impacts of climate warming on populations of rare butterflies at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Sankar Arumugam
Research focus: Using water quality models for developing total nutrient forecasts over the Southeast.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Applied Ecology, Graduate Program in Entomology
Advisor: Steve Frank
Research focus: How urban forest fragments buffer disturbances associated with climate change and urbanization.
College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Graduate Program in Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Advisor: Chris Moorman
Research focus: How land management actions may facilitate landward migration of saltmarsh communities.
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