Sevilleta field site

PhD student wins graduate US National Science Foundation summer fellowship

Alan Puttock a PhD student from the School of Geography has recently won a graduate summer fellowship worth $3500 from the US National Science Foundation.

The fellowship was awarded by the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network and is designed to support graduate students using Sevilleta field sites as their primary research site.

Alan Puttock who is in the first year of his PhD, is supervised by Dr Richard Brazier from the University of Exeter in addition to Dr Kit Macleod and Dr Jennifer Dungait from Rothamsted Research at North Wyke. His PhD seeks to develop an understanding of vegetation change and carbon budgets in semi-arid environments.

Read more details of Alan’s project and pictures from a recent fieldwork expedition (.pdf).

Date: 1 April 2010

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