STAR Graduate Fellowships

Request for Applications closing date: November 8, 2011

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1 FP917427
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Off the Sand and Onto the Asphalt: Does the Urban Heat Island Influence Desert Lizards? Ackley, Jeffrey W   Arizona State University - Main Campus August 2012 -
July 2015  
AZ  
2 FP917428
Fellow
Mobilizing Clean Energy: The Nexus of Micro-Energy and Mobile Phones Off the Grid in the Developing World Alstone, Peter Michael   University of California - Berkeley August 2012 -
July 2015  
CA  
3 FP917429
Fellow
Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of the Response of Rocky Shoreline Communities to Multiple Climate Change Scenarios Barner, Allison K   Oregon State University September 2012 -
August 2015  
OR  
4 FP917430
Fellow
Local Adaptation in Olympia Oysters in Northern California Estuaries: Designing Resilient Restoration Under Global Change Bible, Jillian Margaret   University of California - Davis September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
5 FP917431
Fellow
Assessing the Influence of Plant Growth Regulator Herbicide Vapor Drift on Arthropod Communities in Field Crop Agro-Ecosystems Bohnenblust, Eric Walter   Pennsylvania State University August 2012 -
July 2015  
PA  
6 FP917432
Fellow
Using Stable Isotopes to Identify Sources of Organic and Inorganic Phosphorous and Nitrogen in the Twin Cities Watershed Bratt, Anika R   University of Minnesota September 2012 -
August 2015  
MN  
7 FP917433
Fellow
Interactions Between Plastic Debris, Persistent Organic Pollutants and Microorganisms in Ocean Surface Waters Bryant, Jessica A   Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 2013 -
August 2015  
MA  
8 FP917434
Fellow
Assessing Exposure to Propylene Glycol and Glycol Ethers in Relation to Asthma and Allergic Disease: Independent Risk Factor or Correlate of Known Triggers? Byrne, Samuel Carter   The State University of New York August 2012 -
July 2014  
NY  
9 FP917435
Fellow
Tailored Activated Carbons for Sustainable Removal of Environmental Contaminants Byrne, Timothy Michael   University of Colorado at Boulder August 2012 -
July 2014  
CO  
10 FP917436
Fellow
Applying Ecogeomorphology to Restoration and Management of Native Riparian Ecosystems Bywater-Reyes, Sharon V   The University of Montana - Missoula August 2012 -
July 2013  
MT  
11 FP917437
Fellow
Modeling Air Pollution From Aircraft Emissions in an Expanding Plume Cameron, Mary A   Stanford University September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
12 FP917438
Fellow
Genome Enabled Ecology of Pseudo-Nitzschia Infecting Viruses and Their Impact on Pseudo-Nitzschia Communities Carlson, Michael CG.   University of Washington September 2012 -
August 2015  
WA  
13 FP917439
Fellow
Producing Effective Water Quality Protections for Private Forests: A Comparative Study of Regional Pollution Control Programs in California Carvill, Sarah   University of California - Santa Cruz September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
14 FP917440
Fellow
Impacts of Climate Change on Tundra Fire Regimes: Using the Past as a Window to the Future Chipman, Melissa L   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign August 2012 -
July 2015  
IL  
15 FP917441
Fellow
Up or Out: Measuring and Modeling the Growth of China’s Built Environment Christensen, Peter Anton   Yale University August 2012 -
July 2015  
CT  
16 FP917442
Fellow
Improving Human and Environmental Health in Poor Rural Communities: Investigating the Potential for Sustainable Household Drinking Water Treatment in China Cohen, Alasdair Gordon   University of California - Berkeley August 2012 -
July 2015  
CA  
17 FP917443
Fellow
Characterizing the Transformation and Metabolism of Anthropogenic Organic Matter in Estuaries Using Intact Polar Lipids: A Biomarker Approach to Ecosystem Health Assessment Collins, James Robert   Woods Holes Oceanographic Institution September 2012 -
August 2015  
MA  
18 FP917444
Fellow
Connecting the Dots: Local and Landscape-Scale Consequences of Timber Extraction Connette, Grant M   University of Missouri - Columbia August 2012 -
July 2015  
MO  
19 FP917445
Fellow
Endocrine Disruption and Adaptation: An Innovative Mechanism Utilizing Alternative Splicing in Estrogen Signaling Cotter, Kellie Anne   Boston University September 2012 -
August 2015  
MA  
20 FP917446
Fellow
The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Calcification of Reef-Building Corals and Coral Reef Communities Crook, Elizabeth D   University of California - Santa Cruz September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
21 FP917447
Fellow
An Environmental Justice Analysis of the Health Impacts of Climate Change Cushing, Lara J   University of California - Berkeley August 2012 -
July 2015  
CA  
22 FP917448
Fellow
Dissolved Organic Carbon Characteristics in Metal-Rich Waters and the Implications for Copper Aquatic Toxicity Dee, Kato Tsosie   Colorado School of Mines August 2012 -
July 2015  
CO  
23 FP917449
Fellow
Developing Satellite Imagery-Based Forest Disturbance Metrics to Improve Predictions of Nutrient and Sediment Loads to the Chesapeake Bay Deel, Lindsay N   West Virginia University August 2012 -
July 2015  
WV  
24 FP917450
Fellow
Nitrogen-Related Ecosystem Services Along a Nitrogen Saturation Gradient in the Klamath Hydroelectric Project Reservoirs Deemer, Bridget R   Washington State University August 2012 -
July 2015  
WA  
25 FP917451
Fellow
Experimental Analysis of the Environmental Behavior of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Compounds Prioritized by Potential of Environmental or Health Risk Dehart, Jessica Nichole   University of Colorado at Boulder August 2012 -
July 2015  
CO  
26 FP917452
Fellow
From Nutrients to Metabolism: Linking Numeric Nutrient Criteria to Ecosystem Composition and Function Using Ecological Stoichiometry Douglass, Rachel Lianna   University of Florida August 2012 -
July 2015  
FL  
27 FP917453
Fellow
Spatio-Temporally Explicit Life Cycle Carbon Accounting for U.S. Wood-Based Transport Fuels Earles, Jeffrey M   University of California - Davis September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
28 FP917454
Fellow
Promoting Community Sustainability in Light of Natural Gas Development Through Increased Understanding of Communities Evensen, Darrick Trent   Cornell University August 2012 -
July 2015  
NY  
29 FP917455
Fellow
Overcoming Policy Stalemate: The Cultural Dimensions of Environmental Conflict in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Farrell, Justin Paul   University of Notre Dame August 2012 -
July 2015  
IN  
30 FP917456
Fellow
The Effect of Temperature Increases on Lake Plankton Community Composition: Implications for the Spread of Invasive Species and Cyanobacterial Blooms Fey, Samuel B   Dartmouth College September 2012 -
August 2015  
NH  
31 FP917457
Fellow
Effects of Global Change on the Migration Ecology of Shorebirds on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Henkel, Jessica R   Tulane University of Louisiana August 2012 -
July 2015  
LA  
32 FP917458
Fellow
Metagenomics of Tongue River Sediments: Working With Tribal Students to Assess the Impacts of Climate, Season and Resource Extraction on Freshwater Microbial Community Structure and Gene Content Gibbons, Sean M   University of Chicago September 2012 -
August 2015  
IL  
33 FP917459
Fellow
Will Climate Change Influence the Metapopulation Dynamics of the Arctic Grayling? Golden, Heidi E   University of Connecticut August 2012 -
July 2015  
CT  
34 FP917460
Fellow
Characterizing Combustion and Biogenic Particulate Matter Present in the Indoor Environment Gomez, Odessa M   University of Colorado at Boulder August 2012 -
July 2015  
CO  
35 FP917461
Fellow
An Examination of Citizen Participation and Procedural Fairness in Large-Scale Urban Tree Planting Initiatives in the United States Moskell, Christine Suzanne   Cornell University August 2012 -
August 2015  
NY  
36 FP917462
Fellow
Bio-Remediated Soil Techniques: Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems Haber, Melissa Jeanne   University of Wisconsin - Madison September 2012 -
August 2014  
WI  
37 FP917463
Fellow
Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Associated With Feast-Famine PHA Synthesis by Mixed Microbial Consortia Hanson, Andrea J   University of Idaho August 2012 -
July 2015  
ID  
38 FP917464
Fellow
Waste-to-Resource: Novel Membrane Systems for Safe and Sustainable Brine Management Hickenbottom, Kerri Leah   Colorado School of Mines August 2012 -
July 2015  
CO  
39 FP917465
Fellow
A Novel Biochemical Platform for Fuels and Chemicals Production From Cellulosic Biomass: Metabolic Engineering and Fermentation Optimization for Improved Yield of Ethanol and Reactive Intermediates Hildebrand, Amanda M   University of California - Davis September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
40 FP917466
Fellow
Effects of a Permeable Reactive Barrier on Denitrifying Bacteria Communities and Methylmercury Concentrations in Waquoit Bay, MA Hiller, Kenly Ann   University of Massachusetts - Boston September 2012 -
August 2015  
MA  
41 FP917467
Fellow
Overcoming Brownfield Barriers to Urban Manufacturing: Comparative Study of Policy Networks and Changing Local Economic Development Strategies in Four U.S. Cities Hoelzel, Nathanael Z   Duke University August 2012 -
July 2015  
NC  
42 FP917468
Fellow
Incorporating Bats in Agroecosystem Management and Crop Protection Decisions Ingram, Katherine Phillips   University of California - Davis September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
43 FP917469
Fellow
Metabolic Responses of Aquatic Ecosystems to Climate Warming Jankowski, KathiJo   University of Washington September 2012 -
August 2015  
WA  
44 FP917470
Fellow
Assessing the Impacts of Coal Mining on Hopi Land, Water and Farming Practices Through Merging Local Knowledge With Environmental Research Johnson, Tai Elizabeth   University of Arizona August 2012 -
July 2015  
AZ  
45 FP917471
Fellow
Contamination of Natural Water Sources in Natural Gas Drilling-Dense Regions Kassotis, Christopher Dennis   University of Missouri - Columbia August 2012 -
July 2015  
MO  
46 FP917472
Fellow
Evaluation of Traditional Charcoals and Gasifier Biochars as Sustainable Low-Cost Adsorbents for Water Treatment Serving Developing Communities Kearns, Joshua Perry   University of Colorado at Boulder August 2012 -
July 2015  
CO  
47 FP917473
Fellow
Integration of Air Quality Monitoring and Transportation Planning for Exposure Mitigation in Urban Roadway Environments Kendrick, Christine M   Portland State University September 2012 -
August 2015  
OR  
48 FP917474
Fellow
Controlled Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticle Dissolution Using Atomic Force Microscopy Kent, Ronald Douglas   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University August 2012 -
July 2015  
VA  
49 FP917475
Fellow
Particulate Reactive Oxygen Species: Prevalence and Health Effects Khurshid, Shahana S   The University of Texas at Austin August 2012 -
August 2015  
TX  
50 FP917476
Fellow
Pathways to Sustainable Bioenergy From Perennial Grasses Krohn, Brian J   University of Minnesota September 2012 -
August 2015  
MN  
51 FP917477
Fellow
A Region-Wide Shift From Aspens to Conifers Due to Climate Change May Imperil Biodiversity and Reproductive Success of Birds LaManna, Joseph A   University of Montana August 2012 -
August 2015  
MT  
52 FP917478
Fellow
Water Resource Implications From Tourism Development Along the Western Coast of Nicaragua LaVanchy, Gary Thomas   University of Denver September 2012 -
August 2015  
CO  
53 FP917479
Fellow
Impact of Behavior on a Burning Problem: Improved Cookstove Adoption and PM Exposure Lewis, Jessica Jaslow   Duke University August 2012 -
July 2015  
NC  
54 FP917480
Fellow
Semiconductor Photocatalytic Electrospun Nanofiber Mats as a Green Filter Media for Removal of Heavy Metals from Ground Water Lounsbury, Amanda W   Yale University August 2012 -
July 2015  
CT  
55 FP917481
Fellow
Mechanisms Underlying Low-Dose Perfluorooctanoic Acid Developmental Effects in Mouse Mammary Tissues Macon, Madisa B   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill August 2012 -
July 2015  
NC  
56 FP917482
Fellow
Urban Forest Protection: Investigating How Local Warming Causes Outbreaks of a Common Pest Insect Meineke, Emily Kathryn   North Carolina State University August 2012 -
July 2015  
NC  
57 FP917483
Fellow
Predicting Impacts of Rerouting Drainage Water From the Pamlico Sound to Restored Wetlands—A Critical Component to Galvanize Stakeholder Cooperation Messer, Tiffany L   North Carolina State University August 2012 -
August 2015  
NC  
58 FP917484
Fellow
Anthropogenic Nutrient Input and Its Influence on Plant Competitive Outcomes: Implications for Habitat Degradation and Community Shifts Miller, Molly Mintz   University of South Alabama August 2012 -
August 2015  
AL  
59 FP917485
Fellow
Mechanical and Environmental Characterization of Biobased Composites Through Experiments and Numerical Modeling Miller, Sarah A   Stanford University September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
60 FP917486
Fellow
Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) in an Urban Landscape: Contaminant and Diet Influences on Reproductive Output in San Diego Bay Millow, Christopher J   San Diego State University August 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
61 FP917487
Fellow
Assessing the Effects of Hypoxia on Fish Population Ecology Using Elements and Isotopes Mohan, John Austin   The University of Texas at Austin August 2012 -
August 2015  
TX  
62 FP917488
Fellow
The Role of Photochemical Processes for Pathogen Inactivation in Non-Conventional Wastewater Treatment Systems Mostafa, Simon A   University of Colorado at Boulder August 2012 -
August 2015  
CO  
63 FP917489
Fellow
Non-Trophic Role of Animals in Mediation of Algal-Microbial Interactions Via the Nitrogen Cycle Moulton, Orissa Merritt   University of Chicago September 2012 -
August 2015  
IL  
64 FP917490
Fellow
Ecosystem Services of Secondary Forests in the Mata Atlântica of Brazil Nagy, Rachel Chelsea   Brown University September 2012 -
August 2015  
RI  
65 FP917491
Fellow
Assessing Climate Change Impacts to the Quantity and Seasonality of Ground Water Recharge in the Basin and Range Province of the Western United States Neff, Kirstin L   University of Arizona August 2012 -
August 2015  
AZ  
66 FP917492
Fellow
Social-Ecological Resilience and Adaptation on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay Miller-Hesed, Christine D   University of Maryland - College Park August 2012 -
July 2015  
MD  
67 FP917493
Fellow
Cyanobacteria and Fish: A Toxic Health Threat to Tribal Communities? Preece, Ellen P   Washington State University August 2012 -
August 2015  
WA  
68 FP917494
Fellow
Biological Impacts of Green Energy Development: Assessing Regional Sources of Bat Mortality at Wind Turbine Sites Using Stable Isotopes and Population Genetics Pylant, Cortney L   Frostburg State University August 2012 -
August 2014  
MD  
69 FP917495
Fellow
Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Fate and Transport of Natural and Engineered Nanoparticles in Wastewater Treatment Systems Ray, Jessica Renee   Washington University August 2012 -
August 2015  
MO  
70 FP917496
Fellow
Metabolism of Brominated Flame Retardants in Human Astrocytes and Effects on Thyroid Hormone Homeostasis Roberts, Simon Clay   Duke University August 2012 -
August 2015  
NC  
71 FP917497
Fellow
The Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds on Gulf Pipefish Rose, Emily   Texas A&M University August 2012 -
August 2015  
TX  
72 FP917498
Fellow
Closed-Loop Life Cycle Engineering of Biopolymer Composites: End-of-Life Degradation and Reuse Ryan, Cecily A   Stanford University September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
73 FP917499
Fellow
Forest Nitrogen Retention in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Role in Water Quality Restoration? Sabo, Robert Daniel   University of Maryland - College Park August 2012 -
August 2015  
MD  
74 FP917500
Fellow
Improving the Quality, Availability and Sustainability of Drinking Water Supplies Through Antifouling and Antiscaling Desalination Membranes Shaffer, Devin L   Yale University August 2012 -
August 2015  
CT  
75 FP917501
Fellow
Computational and Experimental Investigation of Catalyst Deactivation to Design Sulfur-Resistant Emissions Oxidation Catalysts Sharma, Hom N   University of Connecticut August 2012 -
August 2015  
CT  
76 FP917503
Fellow
Performance Metrics for Landscape Design: Assessing the Sustainable Sites Initiative Springer, Nikki Johnson   Yale University August 2012 -
August 2015  
CT  
77 FP917504
Fellow
Pasture Management, the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), and Dung Beetle Mediated Ecosystem Services Steele, Christen H   University of Central Florida August 2012 -
August 2014  
FL  
78 FP917505
Fellow
Global Assessment of Wastewater Irrigation: Understanding Health Risks and Contributions to Food Security Using an Environmental Systems Approach Thebo, Anne Louise   University of California - Berkeley August 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
79 FP917506
Fellow
Sustainability of Mountain Sources of Water for the Navajo Nation Under the Impact of Climate Change Tsinnajinnie, Lani M   New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology August 2012 -
August 2015  
NM  
80 FP917507
Fellow
Reaction Engineering of Hydrothermal Liquefaction to Produce Microalgal Biocrude Valdez, Peter J   University of Michigan September 2012 -
August 2015  
MI  
81 FP917508
Fellow
Cumulative Exposure, Risk Assessment and Communication of Phthalates in Vulnerable Populations Varshavsky, Julia Rachel   University of California - Berkeley August 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
82 FP917509
Fellow
Exurban Backyards: Hotspots for Ecosystem Services? Visscher, Rachel Stehouwer   University of Michigan September 2012 -
August 2014  
MI  
83 FP917510
Fellow
Linking Community Structure and Ecosystem Function in Aquatic Ecosystems Degraded by Mountaintop Mining Voss, Kristofor Anson   Duke University September 2012 -
August 2015  
NC  
84 FP917511
Fellow
Climate Impact of Advanced Emission Control Technologies Vu, Diep N   University of California - Riverside September 2012 -
August 2015  
CA  
85 FP917512
Fellow
Laboratory and Field Performance Evaluations of a Novel Escherichia coli Field Test Wang, Alice   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill August 2012 -
August 2015  
NC  
86 FP917513
Fellow
Real-Time Energy Information and Consumer Behavior: A Meta-Analysis and Forecast Wang, Joy Huan   Duke University August 2012 -
August 2015  
NC  
87 FP917514
Fellow
Restoration of Atlantic Salmon and Their Ecosystem Services to Lake Champlain by Restoring Their River Imprinting Welker, Marcus Hurt   Dartmouth College September 2012 -
August 2015  
NH  
88 FP917515
Fellow
A Novel Technology for the Treatment of Wastewater Using a Ubiquitous Chitosan Matrix With Varying Active Components Yamani, Jamila Saifee   Yale University August 2012 -
July 2015  
CT  



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