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Baltimore Earth Stewardship Initiative Fellowship Application

 

Cities that Work for People and Ecosystems: A Demonstration Project for the Application of Ecological Science

 

ESA 2015 – Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA's Centennial

100th ESA Annual Meeting (August 9th – 14th, 2015)

 

Please complete and submit the form below.

 

In your statement of interest please describe your background and interest in Urban Ecology and Earth Stewardship.

 

Select your first and second choice research topic from the list below. 

 

  • Resilient Communities through Public Health, Access, Education, and Recreation: Explore how park networks and citywide greening efforts offer opportunities to integrate landscape ecology and design with community outreach and public health goals that promote environmental justice, access to green spaces, recreation, and education.

 

  • Vacant Lots, Degraded Sites, and Restored Ecosystems: Approach degraded sites as opportunities for social, recreational, and ecosystem regeneration. Foster resilient communities through grass-root initiatives for greening projects of vacant lots and degraded sites. Topics include directed succession and controlling invasive species.

 

  • Anthropogenic Soils, Landscape Maintenance, and Performance:  Understanding how anthropogenic soils function and how to improve on biogeochemistry (EPA soil taxonomy and infiltration) and landscape performance, in particular to promote sustainable urban food production on many potential sites throughout the city, including community gardens.

 

  • Watersheds, Hydrology, and Aquatic Habitats:  Fellows will focus on projects at two municipalities aimed at protecting and restoring the urban watershed. In collaboration with the Baltimore city officials, stakeholders, and community-based groups enhance the role of ecologists in clean water initiatives and community-led revitalization efforts. 

 

  • Biodiversity and Managed Populations:  Focus on urban biodiversity and managed populations including deer populations, lack of regeneration, invasive species management, tree planting campaigns, and forest health.

 

  • Design and Planning for Climate Change: Spatial planning to manage the effects of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Incorporating ideas generated from the other research themes to generate a climate change synopsis with an emphasis on policy and planning.