We are pleased to announce that IGC Fellow, Jonathan Doubek, has been awarded a prestigious NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant!

The grant will support Jon’s work in the Carey lab on zooplankton in freshwater lakes and reservoirs.  These organisms play a critical role in the food web and overall water quality in these ecosystems and a major factor in the negative impact of human activities.  The project is part of a cross-boundary effort that is developing and applying a variety of powerful new technologies that in this case involves integrating manipulation of dissolved oxygen concentrations with analyses of zooplankton communitieis using high-frequency sonar and other sophisticated technologies across five reservoirs.  This is an ambitious and very exciting effort that promises to have a major impact on long-term management of one of our most vital natural resources.

Congratulations, Jon!!!