Matt Berg wins 2013 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award

ESA Announces 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award Winners

Graduate students from Texas A&M, West Virginia University, Boston University and University of Maryland will speak with federal lawmakers about sustaining support for science.

Matthew Berg has spent years working with a variety of local landowners and natural resource managers on ecological issues related to water supply and drought, agriculture, energy and water quality.  As a stakeholder group coordinator, he worked with individuals representing multiple interests to improve water quality for an interagency priority watershed in central Texas, approved at the federal level by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Berg, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M, also coordinated a symposium that brought together speakers from academia and federal agencies to discuss pertinent issues in ecology.  Berg, who has sought out opportunities to share ecological information with peers and with local elementary schools, describes ecology as key in sparking “the minds of future naturalists, teachers and doctors.”

Matt Berg wins 2013 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award