National Park Foundation Science Fellowships

Closing Fellow Remarks

Join us Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 3 PM ET for the closing panel of the first ever NPF Science Fellows cohort as the three fellows share a summary of their projects in parks and discuss the future of their research beyond the fellowship.

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National Park Foundation Science Fellowships are an opportunity for post-doctorate study and innovative science research that can help inform management of parks within the National Park System. The initial fellowships were funded through the generous support from National Park Foundation board member Karen Swett Conway and her husband Brian Conway.

The first research projects feature three important resource management challenges:

  1. Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship

  2. Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship

  3. Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale.

  • A person hikes on a a designated trail of rocks on a mountain

    Social Science

    Landscape scale habitat fragmentation, visitor use and associated infrastructure.

  • Coral reef with a underwater diver

    Ocean Coastal

    Identifying, characterizing, and assessing the role of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems in preserving coastal resources.

  • Desert bighorn sheep with curled horns looking directly ahead

    Landscape Scale

    Enhancing collaborative conservation of an increasingly fragmented metapopulation of desert bighorn sheep.


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Last updated: September 9, 2022