Science Policy Fellow – Benjamin Wilson


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Fellowships

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Wilson holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Florida International University (FIU) and an M.S. in marine biology from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of Alabama. His research has focused on how coastal wetlands respond to environmental stressors in a changing climate, specifically how sea level rise and saltwater intrusion will affect plant and soil communities. Dr. Wilson has received many awards for his research, including Best Dissertation by the FIU College of Arts, Sciences, and Education; the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant; the FIU Dissertation Year Fellowship; and the Ecological Society of Americais Braun Award for Best Student Poster. Dr. Wilson also strives to communicate the importance of coastal ecosystems, and the threat climate change poses to them, beyond an academic audience. As a Science Communication Fellow with the Frost Science Museum in Miami, Florida, he has participated in countless outreach events around the Miami community.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 880
Project Name: Science Policy Fellow – Benjamin Wilson
SourceUID: NAS_SPF_2018_Ben
Latitude: 30.22064935
Longitude: -92.05449782
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Unknown
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Education and Outreach
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/science-policy/current-and-past-fellows/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 55000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 55000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0