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Upcoming guest speakers in Natural Resource Policy course – Spring 2017

Dr. V. Alaric Sample, who is teaching the spring EVPP 490/505 course, Natural Resource Policy, has arranged to have three distinguished guest speakers come to his class to present.  He would like to open these lectures to other GMU faculty and students who may be interested in these topics.  If you have any questions, please email […]

New video on the One Health approach to linking humans, animals, and ecosystems

ESP Department Chair Dr. Alonso Aguirre appears in the video below at approximately 1:33 One Health Linking Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health from Ravenswood Media on Vimeo.

MASON Scholarship Applications Due March 31, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT The 2017-2018 Mason Scholarship Application period is open, and will close on March 31, 2017. A list of available College of Science scholarships is available at To apply for Mason Scholarships students must use their Mason network ID and password when logging on the scholarship application at Process: 1)      Students go to the highlighted link. 2)      Students log in […]

Dr. Changwoo Ahn receives $20K NSF grant for INTECOL symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Changwoo Ahn who was awarded an NSF grant of $20K to support the symposium he has organized for the upcoming INTECOL 2017 conference, Beijing, China. For more information about the conference, please visit: Dr. Changwoo Ahn organized a symposium for the 12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) Conference in Beijing China on August 21-25, […]

Mason Pond Wetlands video from GMU-TV

Please read more about The Rain Project on Mason Pond Wetlands from GMU-TV on Vimeo.

Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) Workshop – April 3, 2017

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! April 3, 2017 1:00-4:00pm Please see letter below. More details forthcoming. You can also download a PDF of the letter below.    

Dr. Esther Peters sheds some light on Seagrass ecosystems and their impact on coral health

  Associate professor Esther Peters was recently asked to comment on the recent Science article “Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates” (Science, February 2017) which explores Seagrass ecosystems. Below is the transcript of the Q&A between Dr. Peters and Jason Bittel, who covered the original article for Nature with “Ocean meadows scrub seawater of […]

2017 College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science and STEM Accelerator are pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to other students and faculty. Location: Center for the Arts, Lobby and Grand Tier III Date: […]

Dr. Chris Parsons wins first place in NCSCE Fieldwork Photo Contest

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Parsons, whose entry entitled “Penguins in Antarctica” placed first (!) in the Fieldwork Photo Contest of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). See the second and third place winners of the contest and view the gallery of submissions here: Penguins in Antarctica, Titrations in Costa Rica, and Phytoplankton […]

Dr. Tom Lovejoy recognized by President Obama for his efforts as a Science Envoy

Dr. Tom Lovejoy, who recently received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) was recognized by President Obama for representing the country as a Science Envoy in a letter of appreciation from the White House signed by the President. He participated in three trips during his service – to […]