Alice Nadeau awarded University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Fellowship
MCRN member Alice Nadeau was awarded a University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship to work with the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment on the project Understanding Human Impact on the Carbon Cycle through Dynamical Systems.
The University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) are highly competitive fellowships open to all University of Minnesota graduate students. The IDF provides a unique opportunity for outstanding doctoral students whose research is interdisciplinary and who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the university's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. Alice's work will be at the Institute on the Environment (IonE), whose mission is to discover solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.
Alice is currently a third-year graduate student in the Department of Mathematics and the leader of the Nonautonomous Bifurcations and Rate-induced Tipping Research Focus Group (NBRIT). She is also in charge of the Minnesota Mathematics of Climate Seminar this semester. Her advisor is Richard McGehee, one of the MCRN founding principal investigators. Alice is working on a modeling project concerning the growth of peatlands since the Last Glacial Maximum. Although the growth of peatlands is well understood, how this growth affected the rest of the global carbon cycle, especially the atmosphere, is not known. She is developing a model to illustrate this interaction between the peatlands and the carbon cycle.