Kaela Natwora was chosen as an NSF Advanced Studies Institute fellow!

May 7, 2021

This opportunity is for research of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria! I've included the website information about the fellowship. It sounds like she'll be going in January 2022 and will be paired with a Kenyan graduate student to study nitrogen fixation. 

https://www.agl-acare.org/bgsu-habs

Kaela Natwora was chosen as an NSF Advanced Studies Institute fellow!

A few words from Kaela: "As a part of the NSF funded program, the Advanced Studies Institute, I will be collaborating with researchers from the United States and Kenya to assess water quality and harmful algal blooms in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Specifically, we will explore cyanobacterial diversity, community composition, nutrient dynamics and toxin production in Lake Victoria. Also integrating a comparative lake study, Lake Victoria/Lake Erie, will help address questions of ecological heterogeneity of certain cyanobacteria, and overall drivers of HABs. This opportunity will allow me to research an ecosystem that I otherwise wouldn't have the chance too, but more so, it will allow me to collaborate with researchers and scientists that will broaden and enrich my perspective on harmful algal blooms, and the importance of clean drinking water in general!