Matthew Berg is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, he studies ecohydrology. In this podcast, Matthew discusses his collaborations with state and local officials to draft watershed management policies. He also gives highlights from meetings with lawmakers in Congress, including his response to queries questioning the value of fundamental research projects.
For more on legislative efforts to scrutinize scientific research, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the second in a series of four podcasts 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.