I have been selected as one of 25 participants in the 3rd Graduate Workshop on Environmental Data Analytics to be held at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. I am excited to add some additional big data and modelling skills to my toolkit and to learn more about the research by NCAR and NEON.
My attendance is being supported by a new Duke Graduate Student Training Grant intended for students to gain skills outside of their own disciplines. I am happy to report that several of my fellow Nicholas School students also received this fantastic award!
There is increasing scrutiny of water use in California and the agricultural sector has become a popular target. Can it be done and what will it mean for waterbird habitat? Conaway Ranch in Yolo County has begun experimenting with drip irrigation, in consultation with water use experts from Israel.
Read the full story here: https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2016/03/25/drip-irrigation-for-rice-has-habitat-impacts