UNCW Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Marae Lindquist ’23, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in biology and marine biology, has received the NC Sea Grant/NC Sentinel Site Cooperative Joint Graduate Fellowship, becoming the second joint graduate fellow in the program’s history.

“I am thrilled that my proposal to model sea level rise on winter populations of marsh sparrows was selected,” Lindquist said. “These birds live their whole lives in marshes that are on the front lines of sea level rise.”

Her research evolved from her involvement in assistant professor of biology and marine biology Raymond Danner’s project to analyze the space use, habitat, density and abundance of the birds’ winter population on Masonboro Island.

Read the full story on the CAS website.