Novus RCN Announces Awardees for the Scientist Exchange Program

The Novus RCN is very pleased to kick off 2015 by announcing the awardees in the Novus Scientist Exchange Program! For this program, Novus provides small awards designed to promote new collaborations, enhance of research skills, and provide professional development for early and mid-career scientists. Projects involve travel of the awardee to a host institution to facilitate the project.

Check back here for details on each project as the site visits occur throughout the spring and summer of 2015.

Awardees and project titles, in alphabetical order:

Dr. Heather Alexander, University of Texas – Brownsville
Host: Dr. Jill Johnstone, University of Sasketchewan
Project Title: Cajander larch seed germination in response to fire-driven variations in soil conditions

Dr. Brian Buma, University of Alaska Southeast
Host: Dr. Rebecca Barnes, Colorado College
Project Title: Bioavailability of soil carbon in a complex, multiple disturbance environment

John Calder, University of Wyoming
Host: Dr. Jonathan Thompson, Harvard University
Project Title: Modeling subalpine forest responses to fire and climate change through the Medieval Climate Anomaly

Dr. Ryan Kelly, Boston University
Host: Dr. Tatiana Loboda, University of Maryland
Project Title: Constraining boreal forest fire-vegetation feedbacks with satellite imagery

Arjan Meddens, University of Idaho
Host: Dr. Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming
Project Title: Combining remotely sensed and pollen data to evaluate past bark beetle outbreaks

Dr. Fernanda Santos, Michigan State University
Host: Dr. Rudolph Jaffé, Florida International University
Project Title: Export of pyrogenic carbon from Michigan temperate forest soils

Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Czech University of Life Sciences
Host: Dr. Neil Pederson, Harvard University
Project Title: Unifying tree-ring methods for reconstructing disturbance dynamics

Dr. Emanuele Ziaco, University of Nevada – Reno
Host: Dr. Ingo Heinrich, Helmholtz Center Potsdam
Project Title: Application of confocal laser scanner microscopy to the study of anatomical features and hydraulic adjustments of conifer species

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