Two fellowships support PhD student’s Arctic studies

Sydney Waloven wins two fellowships to support her work in the Bering Strait.

Sydney Waloven portrait

Sydney Waloven, a PhD student in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), will have her interests in investigating the ecology of arctic marine mammals and human-wildlife interactions the Arctic supported by two competitive awards.

She has been awarded the $2,500 John Peters and Marietta Peters Fisheries and Wildlife Fellowship which recognizes a student committed to the study of aquatic biology related to fisheries and wetlands resources; an interest in the protection and management of aquatic habitats dealing with issues related to physical changes of channels; water quality; and/or the allocation of water resources. 

Waloven also has been selected as a recipient of the Joseph Laurence Maison Fellowship. The $2,000 award recognizes a student who is committed to pursuing a career in wildlife conservation.

Waloven is part of a research team working on the NSF-funded Arctic Telecoupling Project which examines the interactive effects of multiple distant drivers on Arctic systems, exploring both local and global changes so both people and nature can thrive.


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