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Hamilton-Stuart-NSF-grantAAG member and geographer Stuart Hamilton, assistant professor of geography at Salisbury University, is part of a research team that has been awarded $1.8-million by the NSF to research Aquaculture in Lake Victoria, Africa.

This project investigates the dynamic links between the ecology of Lake Victoria (a natural system), the economy of its surrounding fisheries (a human system), and the bridge between these systems created by aquaculture.

Hamilton is co-PI on the CNH award and will be responsible for designing environmental suitability models for differing fish species at different stages in their life cycle. He believes this award will contribute to improving food and income security in East African nations that rely on the natural capital provided by Lake Victoria.