The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pleased to announce an opportunity for graduate students in the social and natural sciences to apply for a two-year Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship to tackle complex challenges in the nation’s estuaries and coastal communities. The Fellow will work with one of the nation’s 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves alongside a mentor, fellow scientists from diverse fields, and local community leaders and decision makers as the team addresses coastal challenges. The Davidson Fellowship includes networking opportunities and career-readiness training.
An example of a critical research need is at the intersection of climate change and human health and wellbeing. Western Lake Superior is experiencing more precipitation, warmer winters and increasing storm events and these environmental changes impact human health and well-being in complex ways. Community leaders need to understand climate impacts to human health at the local level in order to prepare their communities for future conditions. We seek a graduate student in applied social sciences to help us develop and implement a comprehensive assessment of the risks and severity of climate change health impacts in western Lake Superior coastal communities.