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Four students were part of the Bass Connections Cookstoves and Air Pollution in Madagascar: Finding Winning Solutions for Human Health and Biodiversity team, which investigated the consequences of traditional cooking practices. Erin Litzow is a 2017 Master of Environmental Management graduate; Lydia Greene is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology; Laura Guidera (‘18) is a Biology major; and Thomas Klug (’18) is double-majoring in Public Policy and Environmental Sciences. In the summer of 2017, Klug extended his Bass Connections research on the impacts of traditional biomass cooking in Madagascar through a DukeEngage independent project.

“This summer, I spent 10 weeks in the SAVA working with the Duke Lemur Center to conduct research on the impacts of traditional cooking and learn about what efforts are already underway to combat the issue. DukeEngage funded my summer as an extension of the work done by the Bass Connections team last summer.” – Thomas Klug

Read Klug’s summary of his summer research: Let’s Get Cooking! Researching the Impacts of Traditional Cooking Practices