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NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards (travel award)

Melanie Colón

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With support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

and Michigan State University (MSU), NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement

Awards (up to $700 each) are given to students, postdocs, and junior

researchers (e.g., assistant professors) cover expenses associated with

attending the World Congress of IALE (International Association for

Landscape Ecology) in Portland, Oregon, during July 5-10, 2015



The application package includes a cover letter, application form, abstract

(as it was submitted to the IALE Congress,


resume/CV, and budget. Applications are judged based on the merits of the

applicants' abstracts, financial needs, and professional backgrounds and



Presentations (oral or poster) should focus on telecoupling (environmental

and socioeconomic interactions over distances, such as human and animal

migration, species dispersal, species invasion, disease spread, sound/noise

transmission, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods and products,

flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological flows, foreign

investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism). Topics may

include applications of the telecoupling framework to address issues across

landscapes or coupled human and natural systems (e.g., cross-scale and

cross-border dynamics, pattern, process, structure, function, and

sustainability). For more information about telecoupling, please see


Applicants from around the world (except former award recipients) are

encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.


More information (including the application form) about the NASA-MSU Program

is available at the web site (http://csis.msu.edu/news/2015_nasa_msu_award).


Questions can be directed to:


Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Email: liuji@msu.edu


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