Erica Bickford has been named the 2012-2013 American Geophysical Union Congressional Science Fellow. As part of this fellowship, Bickford will serve Congress and assist with science policy issues, write periodic columns for EOS, the AGU weekly newspaper, and serve as the face of the American Geophysical Union.
Bickford holds a MS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences a certificate in Transportation Management and Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing her PhD in Environment and Resources at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. She has also been awarded the American Meteorological Society policy fellowship and and the Eno Transportation fellowship, participated in the prestigious International Institute for Applied Systems Analsysis’ (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program in Vienna, Austria, and the 2010 CFIRE Student of the Year.
Bickford is the lead graduate researcher on two projects funded by CFIRE and conducted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies under the leadership of CFIRE Associate Director Tracey Holloway.
- Long Term Environmental Sustainability for Freight Transport (CFIRE 02-09)
- Freight from Space: Evaluating Freight Activity and Emissions Trends from Satellite Data (CFIRE 04-20)
These two projects together form the basis for Bickford’s dissertation.
She will take up the AGU Congressional Science Fellowship in September 2012, after she completes her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.