ECo PhD student, Nigel Golden has been awarded an Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grant for your project “The effect of arctic ground squirrels (Urocitellus parryii) on climate change.” Due to a generous donation from the Foundation Mamont, the 2016 Exploration Fund awardees are further designated “Mamont Scholars.” Explorers Club grants are highly competitive and only a small percentage of the proposals are funded.