Michael Levy is one of three ESA 2011 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Master’s research at West Virginia University focuses on the ecological implications of surface mining and the impacts of existing mining regulations on ecosystems. Michael discusses his research findings on the practice of mountain top removal mining well as his insights on the importance of science policy engagement.
For more discussion on the practice of mountaintop removal mining, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, Ecotone.
This is the second in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2011 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.