Campus News

Grad student awarded marine fellowship

Ben L. Carswell has been named a recipient of the 2011 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Carswell is a master of science candidate in the fisheries program in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. He has been studying under the direction of Cecil A. Jennings, an adjunct professor in forestry and natural resources and ecology. Carswell’s research focuses on the effects of tidal regulation in South Carolina marshes on the assemblage composition of early-life-stage fishes.

The Knauss program places highly qualified graduate students from the nation’s 29 regional Sea Grant offices in positions with federal government host offices that establish and implement national policies related to the marine, coastal or Great Lakes resources. Carswell is one of 43 fellows serving in 2011 and will be the only fellow representing Georgia Sea Grant.