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March 18, 2021

Doctoral student receives American Geographical Society Awards Council Fellowship

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Hilda Onuoha

Hilda Onuoha, doctoral student in geography, is one of four recipients of the 2021 American Geographical Society Council Fellowship

Established in 2013, graduate students from universities around the world are eligible to apply for the $1,500. award. The society will recognize the fellowship recipients during its annual Fall Symposium, streaming online Nov. 15-19. 

Onuoha's award will fund part of her doctoral research titled, "A Spatio-temporal Valuation of Grassland Ecosystem Services in the U.S. Great Plains."

"My research is on the analysis of long-term grasslands conditions in the U.S. Great Plains and how any changes in grassland conditions impact the provision of benefits grasslands provide for humans," Onuoha said. 

"Members of the American Geographical Society Council believe that supporting researchers who address contemporary issues is fundamental. To ensure the health of the discipline, we must support young scholars," said Marie Price, chair of the Selection Committee and president of the American Geographical Society. "We are delighted to fund four promising young scholars in their field investigations through the AGS Council Fellowships and we look forward to reading about their discoveries."