Texas A&M professor receives Fulbright award to Ecuador

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Wilcox is currently on a three-month scientific exchange program in northeastern Brazil. He is collaborating with scientists from the Universidade Federal Rural de Perambuco to better understand the influence of land cover change on the water cycle. He is also teaching a graduate level course in ecohydrology and helping to advise graduate students.

His research is directed at more accurately understanding the interaction of land use and land cover on the water cycle of the high elevation grasslands in the Andes. These grasslands are extremely important as they supply clean and abundant water for much of the Andean region, Wilcox said.

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