Jo Kingsbury, a PhD student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program at The Ohio State University has been awarded the 2018 International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) scholarship. Student essays are evaluated by an international panel of fire science experts and one doctoral level recipient is chosen for this prestigious scholarship.
Kingsbury's doctoral research focuses on fire-grazing-flooding interactions in Bolivia and their impact on bird communities. Her current research seeks to understand how fire shapes habitat for globally threatened birds within Bolivia’s Beni Savanna Ecoregion, one of the earth's most remote and threatened savanna systems.
Jo is co-advised by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty members Matt Davies and Chris Tonra.
Photos courtesy of Jo Kingsbury.