NASA Sciences Fellowship

Notre Dame Science | June 1, 2015 


Kelsey Kremers, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has earned a NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship for her proposal, “Is arctic greening consistent with the temperature sensitivity of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycles?" The fellowship is very selective—only 64 fellowships were funded out of 391 applications this year.

Historical satellite observations have shown a strong greening trend across the arctic, and this trend is important for understanding changes in plant productivity and the carbon balance. The greening of the arctic is often attributed to increased temperature, but arctic plants are more limited by nitrogen than by temperature alone.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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