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Wetland Ambassadors Graduate Research Fellowship

The Wetland Ambassadors Graduate Research Fellowships provide the opportunity for a graduate student to travel to another country and conduct groundbreaking wetland research with some of the world’s top wetland research scientists.

2017 Wetland Ambassador announced

Our Wetland Ambassador, Amr Keshta, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science (MEES) program at University of Maryland, USA. He completed his Master’s degree in the field of Environmental Science at Tanta University in Egypt in 2011. He will be carrying out his Wetland Ambassador fellowship at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany under the mentorship of Dr. Kai Jensen.

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Amr Keshta is passionate about studying carbon cycling in wetlands, wetland biogeochemistry, sediment dynamics, soil carbon stocks, wetland hydrodynamics, climate change, and wetland restoration. His graduate research involves the application of remote sensing tools to aid in the prediction of the impact of sea level rise on coastal wetlands. He also studies greenhouse gas emissions and their global impact on coastal wetlands and wildlife habitats. The title of his Wetland Ambassador fellowship project is “Sediment dynamics and hydrology in natural and restored tidal freshwater wetlands across continents.”


The application for the 2017 program is now closed. Applications will reopen in 2018. 
In order to be considered for a fellowship, the applicant must be currently enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program. Click here for more information on eligibility, applications instructions and guidelines.

Committee Member Geographic Location Email Address
Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Chair New Jersey, USA  bianca.m.pier@gmail.com
Dr. Andrew Baldwin Maryland, USA  baldwin@umd.edu
Dr. Curtis Richardson North Carolina, USA  curtr@duke.edu
Dr. Christopher Craft Indiana, USA  ccraft@indiana.edu
Dr. Jan Vymazal Prague, Czech Republic  vymazal@knc.czu.cz
Dr. Hsiao-Wen Wang Tainan City, Taiwan  whw82@mail.ncku.edu
Mr. Sean Charles Florida, USA  schar056@fiu.edu

 

Please contact Dr. Bianca Wentzell at Bianca.m.pier@gmail.com if you have any questions about the program.

New Jersey, USA