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EarthSteven Grodsky, Jennifer Niemuth and David Zietlow, graduate students from the Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources were among seven NC State University graduate students selected by the SE Climate Science Center as Global Change Fellows for 2013-14.

Grodsky is helping to understand the potential environmental consequences of harvesting wood biomass for use in green energy production.

Niemuth is studying the physiologic basis of cold stun in sea turtles. Her work will help to better understand their susceptibility to climate change and predict future cold stuns events.

Zietlow is studying energy and water balances of contrasting forest types in the lower North Carolina coastal plain with a focus on the effects of land use and climate changes on evapotranspiration.

The Global Change Fellowship is a program designed to provide financial, scientific, and professional development support for graduate students who are interested in multidisciplinary research related to climate and global change.