Thursday, March 21, 2013
Moss Landing Marine Lab professor Erika McPhee-Shaw earns Stanford fellowship
Erika McPhee-Shaw, San Jose State University Associate Professor at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the next generation of Leopold Leadership fellows. The fellowship was created to provide successful midcareer scientists in Canada, Mexico, and the United States with tools to communicate their science beyond the scientific community more effectively.
McPhee-Shaw is the chair of the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System and a member of Center for Ocean Solution’s coastal hypoxia working group. She's interested in presenting complex oceanographic and environmental issues to policymakers, resource managers and legislators. Her specific plans are to use this fellowship to contribute to a greater understanding of nitrate pollution, ocean acidification, and the ocean’s role in storms and forecasting weather and climate.
The Leopold Leadership Program, named for famed early environmentalist Aldo Leopold, is administered by Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is the graduate program in marine science for California State Universities East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Stanislaus.