Miranda Gray awarded a Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science

Miranda Gray awarded a Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science

CSP is proud to announce that Miranda Gray, Lead Scientist, is one of 20 new Wilburforce Fellows for 2017.

The Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science is a year-long program that gives participants tools to bridge the gap between science and policy, providing training in leadership and science communication. Now in its second year, the Fellowship encourages scientists to not only advance decision-relevant research but also to contribute to conservation solutions by engaging with local communities, policymakers, land managers, and those with diverse perspectives to help sustain wildlife and wildlands. Fellows are selected via a competitive process on the basis of their skills, experience, and passion for conservation in the West.

Miranda applies quantitative methods to ecological problems. One of her areas of expertise is modeling landscape connectivity for ecological processes, a skill she has used to pioneer new works in the realm of fire ecology. Miranda is hoping to build a broader constellation of relationships and develop conservation solutions through collaborative processes. She will join her cohorts in Tucson for a 6-day intensive training this April. During this training, the fellows will set goals for engagement on a conservation issue, start defining an action plan to achieve these goals, and learn a variety of communication and leadership skills, including storytelling, framing, and messaging.