Class of 2011
Malin Pinsky, Ph.D. Stanford University
"Conservation in a changing climate: Predicting range shifts for marine spatial planning"
Mentors: Drs. Simon Levin and Jorge Sarmiento at Princeton University, Drs. Peter Kareiva and Mike Beck of the The Nature Conservancy and Dr. Michael Fogarty of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Maureen Ryan, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
"Restoring resilience to climate change: Synergistic benefits of exotic predator removal for preserving wetland biodiversity"
Mentors: Dr. Alan Hamlet at the University of Washington and Drs. Wendy Palen and Nicholas Dulvy of Simon Fraser University, Lara Hansen of EcoAdapt and Dr. Michael Adams of the U.S. Geological Survey
Sara Souther, Ph.D. West Virginia University
"Disrupting environmental and genetic associations: Can managed relocation rescue species threatened by climate change?"
Mentors: Dr. Don Waller at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and in partnership with Dr. Patricia Ford of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kimberly Terrell, Ph.D. University of New Orleans
"Conservation physiology of the eastern hellbender: Identifying biological constraints to climate change adaptation for effective management of Appalachian salamanders"
Mentors: Dr. Brian Gratwicke at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and working in partnership with John Kleopfer of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries