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Research on avian song gets global publicity for PhD student Katherine Gentry

Katherine Gentry of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy is a PhD student studying under Dr. David Luther of the Department of Biology.  Her graduate research on avian song plasticity adjustments to traffic noise in Washington, DC recently made the news in Canada and Spain.  Please visit the links below to learn more about her […]

Speak Up For Blue podcast features journal article by Dr. Chris Parsons

Speak Up For Blue, an online platform for marine science and conservation awareness, publishes 3 podcasts weekly. The SUFB podcast entitled “Advocacy vs Activism: Are They Bad Words?” on April 17, 2017 discussed an article that was published in Frontiers in Marine Science – “Advocacy” and “Activism” Are Not Dirty Words–How Activists Can Better Help […]

Presentation and Q&A about U.S. Forests and the Climate Emergency – April 27, 2017

Join Us For a Presentation and Discussion about US Forests and the Climate Emergency Renowned Climate Scientist and Southern Forest Visionary Team Up to Put Forest Protection at the Center of our National Climate Agenda Who: William Moomaw, Climate Scientist and Tufts University Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy Danna Smith, Executive Director of Dogwood Alliance […]

Mason will open new Potomac Science Center facility in Woodbridge

Announcement from Dr. R. Christian Jones: In late May, the ESP department gains a valuable new facility on the Potomac River as Mason opens the Potomac Science Center on the tidal Occoquan River in Woodbridge. The chief tenant is the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC), a unit of the Department of Environmental Science […]

ESP faculty grant announcements – Spring 2017

Congratulations to our faculty who have received grants this semester! PEREC Science and Outreach: Assessment of ecosystem health in the tidal freshwater Potomac environment From the Virginia Sea Grant – $5,000 From the Patriot Green Fund – $12,000 From the OSCAR Summer Team Project Grant – $38,000 Assistant professors Dr. Amy Fowler and Dr. Kim de Mutsert teamed up and received funds […]

ESP faculty and students win a host of awards and accolades in spring 2017

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is excited and proud to announce the faculty and students who have won awards and accolades this spring semester.  Congratulations to all of them! FACULTY 2017 Career Connection Faculty Award More info: Dr. Dann  Sklarew ~~~ 2017 Teacher of Distinction  For a full list of winners, visit: Dr. […]

New study by ESP researcher on global Marine Protected Areas is published in Nature

Nature: National Geographic: by David Gill Over the last two decades, marine protected areas (MPAs) have become the most commonly used tool to conserve marine ecosystems globally, driven in part by international targets set to “effectively and equitably manage” 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020, as well as the recent Sustainable Development […]

Registration is now open for the ISE Workshop – April 3, 2017

Message from Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers: Registration is now open for the Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) workshop on April 3, 1-4 PM. Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. Please register at: During the workshop, we especially want to receive your input and thoughts on how this George Mason University […]

A fantastic 1-2 finish by ESP students at the GMU 2017 3MT Competition

Congratulations are in order for ESP PhD candidates Chelsie Romulo and Rachel Golden Kroner for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the final of 2017 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition on March 25, 2017. 3MT is a global research communication competition where PhD students present their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience using only one […]

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 […]