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PhD student Tyler Young wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students for three years within a five-year fellowship period. The award will support Tyler's research into forest-resource politics in West Africa. Tyler’s work focuses specifically on the regional distribution Oxytenanthera abyssinica –a species of woody bamboo that is of socio-economic importance to local communities—in Senegal in order to understand the ways in which particular resource management practices, diverse production networks, and overlapping tenurial regimes interact in conjunction with species specific life-history traits to co-produce historically unique plant-species distributions through space and time. 


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