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Smith Conservation Fellowship Awarded to Harvard Forest Post Doc
Dr. Robert McDonald, currently of Harvard Forest, received The Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation 2006 Smith Conservation Research Fellowship. The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, the nation's premier post doctoral program in conservation biology, seeks to find solutions to the most pressing conservation challenges in the United States. Each Fellow's research is conducted in partnership with a major academic institution and an "on the ground" conservation organization to help bridge the gap between theory and application.
Dr. McDonald will be based at Harvard University and focus on "Urbanization and conservation priority setting: scaling from global patterns to local processes" in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The recipients were selected from a pool of over 80 highly qualified recent Ph.D.s from around the world.