As the Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2016-17, ecologist Kristy Kroeker plans to use research on how environmental changes in the ocean could affect human health as the basis for a variety of education and outreach activities related to climate change.

Kroeker, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was chosen for the award by the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office and the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research. She will receive $25,000 to fund the activities outlined in her proposal, as well as $6,000 to host a Carbon Neutrality Fellow, who will work with the Sustainability Office to support faculty and student engagement in climate action.

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