Adam Chmurzynski awarded 2019 Fulbright Student Fellowship

April 25, 2019

Congratulations to Adam Chmurzynski, 2018 Carson Scholar!

Adam Chmurzynski was awarded a 2019 Fulbright Student Fellowship to Costa Rica to study long-term tropical dry forest dynamics. The work will take place in El Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a UNESCO world heritage site containing the longest continually monitored dry forest plots in the New World.

Adam’s work will focus on using new techniques related to laser scanning to automate monitoring of forest structure and dynamics, and link the functioning of individual trees to shifts in climate. By digitizing the forest through laser scanning, it will be possible to create and widely share a 3D interactive model of the forest, to bring attention to ACG and conservation of critically endangered tropical dry forest.

More information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program can be found here:


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