Honors & Awards

  • Ecological Society of America’s 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Science Award for co-authorship of article “Bright spots: Seeds of a good Anthropocene” by Elena Bennett, et al. 2016. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 14(8): 441-448.
  • Department of Social Science Excellence Award, Wageningen University, March 2019.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency, “STAR” Graduate Fellowship, 1995-1998.
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, Grant in support of research, 1994.
  • American Institute of Physics, Grant-in-aid of research, 1994.
  • US Federal Government, Jacob Javits Graduate Fellowship, 1990-94; Doctoral fellowships granted on the basis of demonstrated academic capacity, achievement and “exceptional promise” (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html).
  • Three-year Graduate Fellowship, Rice University, Houston, USA, 1990.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Bachelor of Arts, 1990, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • Graduated with “Highest Distinction” and as “Angell Scholar” (honor), reflecting 4.0 grade point average the last two years prior to graduation, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • University of Michigan Literature, Science & Arts award, 1988-90.
  • Northern Michigan University, Foreign Student Award, 1986.
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