Hannah Gray awarded two fellowships in global food security
[1/20/2015] Hannah Gray (Ph.D. Student under David Andow and co-advised by George Heimpel) has been awarded an ICGC Global Food Security Fellowship and a US Borlaug Fellowship in Food Security. The ICGC Fellowship is offered to students at the University of Minnesota whose research addresses the global dimensions of food security with an interdisciplinary and social justice focus. As a first year graduate student, Hannah's award will support research in the 2015 summer field season on predation pressure across a gradient of ecosystem complexities. The US Borlaug Fellowship in Food Security is awarded through USAID to graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their research in a developing country in collaboration with a mentor form an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS). Awards are made on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate strong scientific foundation, leadership potential, and commitment to international development. Hannah will be working in collaboration with EMBRAPA in Brazil to investigate how latitudinal patterns in predation pressure may change due to ecosystem simplification.