Carlos Silva is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Ph.D. research at the University of Maryland focuses on remote sensing of tropical rainforest dynamics. Carlos discusses his experiences in meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill and his efforts to highlight how federal biological research investment benefits the communities they represent. He also shares his insights on what makes effective science policy engagement.
For more on how research investment benefits human society, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the third in a series of four episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2013 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.