Tagged: conservation

Suraj Upadhaya awarded WCN scholarship


Congratulations to ICON & Forestry and Natural Resources PhD student Suraj Upadhaya, who was recently selected to receive the Sidney Byers Scholarship from the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN). Read more about the WCN’s scholarship programs.

David Hecht named a NatGeo Society Young Explorer


David Hecht, PhD student in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology, received a National Geographic Society Young Explorers Grant to support continuing project work in Bhutan, entitled “Collaborative Watershed Mapping & White-bellied Heron Conservation in S. Central Bhutan”. The grant is administered … More ›

Kristen Lear named a 2016 BCI Scholar


ICON & Forestry and Natural Resources student Kristen Lear has been named a 2016 Bat Conservation International Scholar. Commenting on her award, Kristen notes “I’m super excited about this because since I started working with bats as an undergrad I’ve aspired … More ›

Brian Crawford examines drivers’ attitudes toward wildlife


Featured Researcher: Brian Crawford

ICON student Brian Crawford and coauthor Kimberly Andrews quantify attitudes towards different wildlife in their recent study, “Drivers’ attitudes toward wildlife-vehicle collisions with reptiles and other taxa” published in Animal Conservation. Of their findings, Brian observes: “Drivers’ attitudes toward animals … More ›

Featured Student: Sara Heisel


Sara Heisel

Sara Heisel is a PhD candidate in the Odum School of Ecology and Integrative Conservation Program. For her PhD she is studying Grevy’s zebra. Grevy’s zebra are considered endangered as there are only 2,500 of these animals left in the … More ›

ICON’s Karen Allen examines trade-offs in nature tourism


Karen in the field

Congratulations to ICON & Anthropology PhD candidate Karen Allen on her recent publication, “Trade-offs in nature tourism: contrasting parcel-level decisions with landscape conservation planning” in the journal Ecology and Society. Allen’s work suggests that nature tourism has supported forest regrowth in Monteverde, … More ›