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Dr. Kim de Mutsert receives NOAA Restore Act Science Grant for Fisheries Ecosystem Models

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program has completed its second funding competition (2017) and awarded approximately $16.7M to 15 teams of researchers and resource managers to support work on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. These awards continue the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings […]

One Health: Lyme Disease Study a multidisciplinary collaboration

Recently, Department of Global and Community Health (GCH) professor Dr. Michael von Fricken and his OSCAR students Josh and Elisha Musih, worked in partnership with GCH adjunct faculty member Susan Howard to capture ticks in Great Falls Park, Maryland. Susan Howard is also an instructor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). This work […]

ESP Staff complete inaugural Research Adminstration Certificate Program

Congratulations are in order! Two ESP staff members, Lisa Bair, HR and Administrative Specialist, and Natasha Henrich, Finance & Grants Technician, recently completed the inaugural Research Administration Certificate Program and received their certificates in the celebration event held on June 20, 2017. The Research Administration Certificate Program developed in collaboration with a cross-campus advisory committee, […]

Thomas E. Lovejoy Library Dedication

University Professor in the ESP department Dr. Thomas Lovejoy was in attendance along with Mason President Ángel Cabrera, Mason First Lady Beth Cabrera, Provost S. David Wu, Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Interim Director Cody Edwards, and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Director Steven Monfort on the occasion of the dedication of the Thomas E. […]

On TV: GMU Honey Bee Initiative to Help Fight Endangerment

German Perilla, Director of the George Mason Honey Bee Initiative, was recently featured on the local news.  Dr. Perilla also teaches the EVPP 490/505 Sustainable Beekeeping course in the spring and fall.  Read more about the Honey Bee Initiative. Take a look inside the hive:

Graduate Student Annual Report – for current students

All current ESP students are requested to provide feedback regarding their academic progress over the previous year to the department. You can access the online form here: This form is submitted directly to the ESP Graduate Program Coordinator, Sharon Bloomquist.  

Dr. Jennifer Sklarew appears on Emerald Planet TV

(program begins approximately 49 secs in) On May 14, 2017, Dr. Jennifer Sklarew appeared on the Emerald Planet TV program to discuss the hydro-power micro-turbine project she is leading at Mason. When placed in pipes for drinking water or storm water runoff, these turbines can promote potable water and storm water management, while concurrently bolstering […]

Dr. Ryan Valdez (PhD ’15) receives 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) within the College of Science (COS) is proud to recognize one of its former students, Dr. Ryan Valdez (PhD, ‘15), as the recipient of the 2017 Mason Distinguished Alumni Award for the COS, as presented by Dean Peggy Agouris. Ryan currently serves as the Senior Manager for […]

Speak Up For Blue podcasts features Dr. Chris Parsons

Speak Up For Blue is an online platform for marine science and conservation awareness that publishes 3 podcasts weekly.  Recently, ESP associate professor Chris Parsons has been featured in two of SUFB’s April podcasts. The podcast entitled “Marching for Science: What’s Next with Dr. Chris Parsons” on April 26, 2017 discusses the March for Science, with Dr. Chris […]

ESP scholarship available for SMSC undergraduate semester – deadline June 1, 2017

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University is pleased to announce the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Scholarship Program for the fall semester of 2017. The scholarship will provide funding to attend the undergraduate semester program at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC). Students are invited to apply for this $2,500 scholarship […]