Image: Zach Brecheisen installing TDR probes at the Calhoun CZO reference hardwood stand, July 13, 2016. Photo: Dan Richter [Click image to enlarge]
The Forest History Society announces that Zachary Brecheisen is the 2017-18 recipient of the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship! The fellowship consists of a $10,000 stipend to support the research of a Duke University graduate student whose research examines in some way forest and conservation history.
Zach's project, which will be a part of his dissertation, is entitled "Soil Macropore Regeneration: Land-use Histories and Their Legacies in the Physical Soil Systems of the Southern Piedmont." The newsletter recounts that "Judges were impressed with how his research in agriculture and old field succession would contribute to both soil science and forest history." Zach is a 4th year PhD candidate, advised by Dan Richter in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke.
For more information see the April 2017 issue of The Forest Timeline.