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Norcross Announces More Than $233K to Rutgers University–Camden for Climate Change Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that Rutgers University–Camden will receive $233,066 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research into the effects of climate change on ecological diversity.

“Climate change is a serious threat to our communities, with devastating consequences both globally and here in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross. “The work being done at Rutgers–Camden is critical to deepening our understanding of how changing temperatures are affecting ecological systems around the world. This funding will advance the vital research being conducted right here to ensure a safe and healthy environment for generations to come.”

Specifically, Rutgers–Camden will receive:

  • $233,066 to the Biology Department and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology for their project under Principal Investigator Angelica Gonzalez, titled “CAREER: Integrating Neoecological and Paleoecological Approaches to Exploring the Effects of Climate Change on Arthropod Diversity and Community Structure."

“The CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation is a prestigious grant, and Dr. Gonzalez’s receipt of this honor indicates the transformative potential for her work. This award also exemplifies the path-defining research that happens every day at Rutgers University–Camden,” said Margaret Marsh, interim chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden. “We thank and applaud Congressman Norcross for his commitment to keeping South Jersey competitive as a hub for innovation and for his support of Rutgers–Camden.”

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