John Poulsen, assistant professor of tropical ecology at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received an $848,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of declining elephant populations on Africa’s forests.
Poulsen’s new five-year NSF CAREER grant will enable him and his students to investigate if the loss of these ecological engineers will change the forests and alter the vital ecosystem services such as timber, medicine and food that they provide.
Poulsen’s grant #1845649) was awarded through NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology.
To read more, visit the original article at: https://nicholas.duke.edu/news/new-848k-nsf-grant-will-fund-study-how-elephant-declines-are-affecting-african-forests
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. My research focuses on tropical forest plants and animals and their conservation and management.