Rayna Benzeev

Rayna Benzeev, an ENVS PhD candidate, has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF). She will be working alongside Dr. Meg Mills-Novoa at University of California Berkeley through her postdoc fellowship. Her project will integrate geospatial mapping and statistical sciences with political ecology and the social sciences to study the spatial distribution and drivers of short-term versus long-term forest restoration in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. To examine the long-term outcomes of forest restoration efforts across biome, community, and property scales, Rayna will determine the exact spatial locations of forest restoration that are most important to understand for decision-making and the political-economic and social drivers of forest restoration in these locations. Congratulations on your award!