Rosanne Broyd, a level 3 undergraduate studying conservation biology, has won a £650 scholarship to support a research trip to North America.
Rosie will investigate plant traits and plant community composition ten years after wildfires in boreal peatlands.
She will work with a team from the University of Guelph and Professor David Robinson in the School of Biological Sciences.
The Sir Maitland Mackie scholarship recognizes the importance of her project for rural land use and the environment; an understanding of carbon storage in peatlands is crucial for climate change science and understanding how plant communities recover from wildfire is also important for many boreal systems.
Rosie is pictured here in Jasper, Alberta.