Andrew Macumber Awarded 2016 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dr. Andrew MacumberFormer Ph.D. student and current Research Associate Andrew Macumber has been awarded a prestigious 2016 European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship.  He will be working under the supervision of Adjunct Research Professor Helen Roe at Queen's University Belfast on a multidisciplinary project mandated to predict lake ecosystem resilience in UK lakes and further develop testate amoebae as proxies of environmental impact.  Part of his time will be spent with Professor Edward Mitchell at the Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland), where he will learn gene sequencing techniques. He will also collaborate with other colleagues in the UK, Poland and Brazil.

Andrew applied to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship program under the Environmental Panel, where the success rate was only 14.1%. It is very unusual for a recent Ph.D. graduate to obtain one of these awards. The vast majority of applicants were already post docs. 

Andrew studied under Dr. Tim Patterson for his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences. He successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis last year, entitled "Grain-size analysis and Arcellinida as tools for inferring paleoclimatological variability: a case study from Holocene Canadian Subarctic lake sediments." He has since worked as a Research Associate within the Carleton Climate and Environmental Research Group (CCERG)


Congratulations, Andrew!