ecoNEWS VT Fall 2017

Courtesy of ecoNEWS VT

How can cities identify where roadway flooding is most likely to occur?
What strategies can be used to meet the Wildland and Woodlands goals for forest conservation?
Are conservationists likely to incorporate pro-environmental actions into their daily lives?

Read about this research in the fall collection of featured stories. Also included are several fellowship and grant opportunities.

Roadway flooding following an intense thunderstorm, Burlington, VT. Burlington Free Press

Urban flooding: Historic events and future mitigation

Aging infrastructure and intense thunderstorms lead to roadway flooding in downtown Burlington, VT. Researchers used historic data and GIS to improve predictability of where flooding is likely to occur.

Protecting New England lands: An update on the Wildlands and Woodlands vision
The Wildlands and Woodlands vision was developed to protect the natural and cultural importance of these lands in the New England region. The new report provides an update on this vision, ways that community stakeholders can work together to reach these goals, and challenges to achieving the vision.
How green are conservationists: Comparing environmental footprints
Researchers conducted a study to test whether conservationists are “practicing what they preach” by regularly incorporating pro-environmental actions into their lives.

Fellowship Opportunities

Four fellowship opportunities are available through the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program. Eligible applicants are recent or current graduate students from a variety of coastal and marine resource disciplines. Positions are based at locations across the country.

  • Coastal Management Fellowship – Deadline January 19, 2018
  • National Marine Fisheries Service/Sea Grant Fellowship – Deadline January 26, 2018
  • Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship – Deadline February 16, 2018
  • John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – Deadline February 23, 2018

For more information about each of the fellowships and how to apply, please visit the Lake Champlain Sea Grant fellowship page.

Request for Proposals

The Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program has announced a request for pre-prposals. Submissions should be made to the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center by February 15, 2018. To learn more, please read the full announcement. Questions prior to submission can be addressed to Elissa Schuett. Submissions should be made to Amelia Tarren.