Department News

IMG 1993

Our PhD student Caio Mattos has just been awarded the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship ( of $5000 to support his continued field work in the Amazon and Cerrado ecosystems in eastern Brazil. Caio’s research focus on understanding how water in the soil and rocks affect the distribution and functioning of vegetation in different biomes. Caio received this news while doing fieldwork in the Cerrado savannas, so he can already plan for the follow-up field season that should happen next March, in the Amazon rainforest!