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Graduate Student Wins Fellowship for Bird Migration Research

Adrienne Leppold, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in the School of Biology and Ecology, has been awarded a Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation fellowship for her work studying songbird migration in the Gulf of Maine.

Leppold works with UMaine bird biologist Rebecca Holberton, who leads the Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network.
More information about Leppold’s contributions to Holberton’s research is available in a Winter 2010 UMaine Today story.

The fellowship provides a 1-year, $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support. It is open to graduate students in New England and California. Fellowship applicants are evaluated based on their commitment to environmental problem-solving and their potential for creating positive environmental impact.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777


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