Fulbright Forum – May 6th

Fulbright Iceland Valsson

Fulbright Iceland Valsson

Final Presentations by U.S. Fulbright Fellows and Scholars

Please join us for the second Fulbright Forums this spring where eleven U.S. Fulbright fellows and scholars will talk about their projects and experiences in Iceland past winter. As always, Fulbright grantees have been working on varied topics during their stay, which this year range from gyrfalcons and Arctic soundscapes to conservation management and sustainable energy. What can our scholars and fellows tell us after 9 months of immersion into all things Icelandic? How is their work impacting Iceland-US relations?

The event on May 6th will be a full afternoon of presentations and will be held at the Fulbright Commission Iceland, Laugavegur 13th 2nd floor (entrance from Smiðjustígur), the presentations will also be live-streamed on Zoom.

Please register at [email protected] no later than May 2nd if you plan to come in person.


Monday, May 6th 12:30-17:10

12:30 Welcome: Belinda Theriault Executive Director, Fulbright Iceland

12:35 Annesley Elizabeth Black, Fulbright Fellow, M.Sc. Program in Sustainable Energy

12:55 Nathaniel Paul Wire, Fulbright Fellow, MSc Program in Geophysics

13:15 Christine Groves, Fulbright Fellow, M.Sc. Program in Sustainable Energy

13:35 Sebastian Anthony Acevedo, Fulbright Fellow, Gyrfalcon Nest Occupancy and Territory Quality in Northeast Iceland


14:10 Eleanor Anne Greer, Fulbright Fellow, Spatial and Temporal Variation of Invertebrate Herbivory in Tundra Ecosystems

14:30 Daison Harper Weedop, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow, Arctic Charr: Adaptations to Cycling Food Webs

14:50 Emily Herbert, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow, Scaling up Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)

15:10 Andrew Jester, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow, Feasibility of Biomimetic Micro-Climates Using Geothermal Waste Heat


15:45 Garrison Gerard, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Fellow, The Arctic Soundscape of Iceland: Examining Ecological Interaction Through Acoustics

16:05 Dr. Christopher Dunn, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Scholar, Applying the Environmental Humanities to Conservation Management and Policy in Iceland

16:35 Dr. Derek Schutt, Fulbright-NSF Arctic Scholar, Measuring the Temperature and Extent of the Iceland Plume in the Lithosphere and Asthenosphere

17:05 Closing Remarks: Belinda Theriault Executive Director, Fulbright Iceland

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