NSF Research Traineeship - Program Information

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Oceans span over 70% of the Earth and play critical roles in almost all facets of human well-being, including regulating climate, biodiversity, and feeding the world’s growing population. A grand challenge for society is to improve the scientific understanding of natural and human impacts on marine ecosystems to ensure that the oceans continue to provide for generations to come.

Under the leadership of PI Jim Sanchirico, and co-PIs Marissa Baskett, Alan Hastings, Nann Fangue, and Louis Botsford, the NSF NRT “Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to Decisions (SOS:PSD)” grant will train the next generation of marine scientists under a new paradigm that puts the policy focus on the front-end of the research and training enterprise as a means of building more effective links between the science and decisions on sustainable use of living marine resources.

The SOS:PSD NRT will provide transformative interdisciplinary training spanning fields from

  • applied math
  • biogeochemistry
  • conservation biology
  • ecology
  • geology
  • oceanography
  • physiology
  • political science
  • resource economics

...and other disciplines related to ecosystem-based fisheries management.

The SOS:PSD program anticipates training 60 PhD students over five years, including 30 funded trainees who will receive one year of  fellowship support. The first cohort of trainees will begin in the fall of 2018.

For more information about SOS:PSD, please see...

The UC Davis NRT SOS:PSD is funded by the US National Science Foundation.

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