The Muir Institute Welcomes 2021 Graduate Student Scholars

The John Muir Institute of the Environment is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Muir Institute Scholars Program.  This is the third year of this competitive program which recognizes UC Davis graduate students doing outstanding policy relevant research in one of the core Muir Institute initiatives which include: One Climate, Big Environmental Data, Wild Energy, and World Water Initiative. Each student will be awarded $5000.00 for research, travel, and publication expenses. This year’s winners are:

  1. Brandi Goss with her project entitled: “Resilience of Endangered Coho Salmon to Climate Change: Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Assess Use of Beaver Dam Analog Refugia Habitat” (Advisor: Robert Lusardi, Center for Watershed Studies).
  2. Emily Purvis with her project entitled: “Forecasting the Effects of Climate Change on a Novel Forest Disturbance” (Advisor: Andrew Latimer, Plant Sciences, Natural Reserves Faculty Director).
  3. Hannah Chaney with her project entitled: ”Community Level SDG Initiative: Providing a community-level SDG Framework Building on Progress made by the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 and Proposition 1 (2014) for Disadvantaged Communities in Central Valley.” (Advisor Majdi Najm, LAWR, JMIE)