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Daniel Ackerman

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of Minnesota, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation
Fellowship Site: Scientific American

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, researching climate change and vegetation in arctic tundra. I’ve spent my last four summers sampling plants under the midnight sun of Alaska’s North Slope. As much as I love fieldwork, I’m thrilled to spend this summer in pretty much the opposite environment: downtown Manhattan as a fellow at Scientific American. When I’m not doing research, you can usually find me writing sci-comm articles, paddling a canoe in northern Minnesota, or birdwatching.

Fellowship publications  at Scientific American

6/29/2018         Avoiding the “Bobblehead Effect”: Strength Training Could Help Soccer Players

6/02/2018         Invasive Giant Hogweed’s Solar-Activated Sap Causes Blistering Skin Burns

7/06/2018         The Astronaut Who Never Left Earth

7/09/2018         Ancient Dog DNA Reveals Close Relationship with Contagious Cancer

7/12/2018         Scientists Pick Up the Genetic Scent of Stinkbug Invaders

7/13/2018         Late Snowpack Signals a Lost Summer for Greenland’s Shorebirds

7/18/2018         Visiting a National Park this summer? Hold Your Breath.

7/20/2018         Nuclear Bomb Sensors Eavesdrop on Whales

8/16/2018         Prize-Winning Images of the Brain

8/21/2018         Freeloading Ants Help the Workflow

8/22/2018         Rice Genes Could be Key to Stemming Nitrogen Pollution

8/27/2018         Nicaragua’s Actions Cast a Shadow over Its Leadership of Major Climate Group

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Daniel Ackerman

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow