Nine master’s students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will use YIBS support to carry out environmental research around the country this summer.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 YIBS Masters Research Grant! Stay tuned for summer updates from the field!
Elizabeth Creech (MESc ’17): Elizabeth’s research will focus on creating a mathematical model for stream surface light availability, given stream order and riparian vegetation type.
Danica Doroski (MFS ’17): In partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the US Forest Service, Danica’s project will examine the pre-planting and maintenance techniques that encourage natural regeneration in urban forests to ultimately achieve a healthy and sustainable urban forest in New York City and other cities worldwide.
Taylor Ganz (MESc ’17): Taylor is studying the impact of air pollutants on alpine snowpacks in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.
Juliana Hanle (MEM ’17): Juliana’s research focuses on the relationships between bird abundance and diversity with forest stand structure post-harvest.
Rachel Lowenthal (MESc ’17): Rachel will study how land cover in Connecticut’s Farmington River watershed influences the amount, timing, and composition of phosphorus entering the Farmington River during storm events.
Mariana Vedeveto (MEM ’16): Mariana’s research focuses on identifying financial mechanisms to unlock investments in water infrastructure and promote new solutions to growing security challenges in Brazil.
Christine Weiss (MF ’17): Christine is studying the application of genetic analysis to understand aboveground/belowground relationships between trees with other organisms, specifically ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associated with eastern hemlock.
Katherine Wolf (MESc ’18): Katherine will be investigating potential associations between residential racial and ethnic segregation and particulate air pollution levels in the United States.
Lucia Woo (MESc5 ’16): Lucia’s research focuses on assessing potential human health impacts from wildfire smoke exposure in Alaskan communities.