URI Research & Scholarship Photo contest 2019 Winners

1st place

The Endless Bond Between Mother and Child by Matt Palasciano ’20 A young macaque clings to its mother at the local watering hole in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, where Palasciano studied biodiversity, hydrology and water resource management. He and two other students studied deforestation and illegal logging in Indonesia to understand the destruction it imposes on wildlife and its habitat. Palasciano is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in geological oceanography and plans to pursue a master’s degree in coastal geology and business administration. He hopes to work in cultural resource management and as a professional shark diver in the Bahamas. Palasciano is from Thomaston, Connecticut.

2nd place

All the Water Returns to Hall by Professor Yeqiao Wang

This rural village home in southern China is designed to collect rainwater from all directions through a rectangular opening in its sloped roof. The water is stored in a stone cellar underneath the central hall. This photograph showcases the wisdom of a sustainable rural routine presented by this hundred-year-old eco-friendly house. Professor Wang is currently leading and engaging more than 300 scholars and practitioners from URI and around the world to develop a multi-volume book series entitled The Handbook of Natural Resources . This photo was taken during one of his field trips for the series. Professor Wang is originally from China.

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