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Fellows 2008-09

The successful candidates for the SCAR Fellowships for the 2008-09 period are:

Wilhelmina (Wendy) Clavano (Canada)
Home Institute: University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Research Topic: Retrieving snow thickness over land and sea ice by improving ground penetrating radar data processing.
Host Institute: Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Final Report

Nicholas (Nick) Demetras (New Zealand)
Home Institute: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Research Topic: The role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining the distribution of soil nematode communities in an Antarctic Dry Valley system.
Host Institute: Colorado State University, Colorado, United States of America
Final Report

Marina Verducci (Italy)
Home Institute: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
Research Topic: Middle Miocene Southern Ocean climatic and paleoceanographic evolution and Antarctic cryosphere expansion.
Host Institute: Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, IFM-GEOMAR, Germany
Final Report

The successful candidate for the SCAR/IPF/IAI/UNEP 6CI Fellowship (funded by IPF) for the 2008-09 period is:

Ramon Hegedus (Hungary) - Project postponed to 2011 due to unforeseen circumstances
Home Institute: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Research Topic: The role of polarized skylight in animal navigation and foraging in Antarctica.
Host Institute: Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
Final Report