New Fulbrighter in Tierra del Fuego!

OSARA is proud to announce that Jon Henn (B.S. Biology, St. Olaf College) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Tierra del Fuego on riparian forest regeneration in areas affected by invasive beavers. Under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Anderson of OSARA and Drs. Guillermo Martinez Pastur and Vanessa Lencinas at the Austral Center for Scientific Research (CADIC) in Ushuaia, Mr. Henn will conduct a year-long study that integrates plant physiological and ecological information to better understand the potential to actively promote regeneration of riparian forests in Tierra del Fuego that have been degraded by beavers. Together, this team is applying for additional research funding for the project from National Geographic and the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, while one research grant has already been secured from the Argentine Science and Technology Agency.