Welcome to our new CLIFF-GRADS awardee
Early September, we welcomed CLIFF-GRADS awardee Maria Eliza Turek, a PhD candidate from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, as guest researcher. Maria has a background in soil physics and environmental modelling and will mainly contribute to projects on ‘Mapping derived soil hydrological properties using machine learning’ and ‘Mapping soil organic carbon change to support climate change mitigation’.
Like other colleagues, Maria will be mainly working from her new 'home' in Wageningen in view of current COVID-related restrictions.
The CLIFF-GRADS program of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS) and Global Research Alliance (GRA) annually awards PhD fellowships relating to the "measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems" to early-career scientist from developing countries.