Sal Curasi ’15 has been awarded an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to do work on models of Arctic carbon cycling. The NSF named 2,000 individuals as this year’s recipients of awards from its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP offers fellowships to applicants selected through a national competition. (link)
His proposal “focuses on combining field measurements of Arctic tundra vegetation with large scale ecosystem modeling to better explain the potential impacts of climate change on carbon allocation and vegetation carbon storage in Arctic tundra.”
Sal was also awarded a Fulbright open research grant to do field work “which would feed into the in North Eastern Siberia this coming year.”
Sal graduated with a degree in Geography and Political Science and is currently at Notre Dame, working with Dr Adrian Rocha. He is interested in climate change policy and participates in the Notre Dame GLOBES interdisciplinary program.