Older posts archived from the old ESP website:
Native Plant Society Donates ‘Flora of Virginia’ to Mason (Mason NewsDesk)
New owl species named for ESP alumna Dr. Jolanda Luksenburg (PhD, 2012) (Mason Spirit)
Prof. Chris Parsons recently led a field course to Antarctica. (Mason NewsDesk) Prof.
Lee M. Talbot received an award of appreciation from Secretaries Hillary Clinton and Ken Salazar for his contribution to the shaping and creation of the World Heritage Convention. Read the statement of recognition by Asst. Sec. of the Interior Rachel Jacobson, who presented the award. Announcing the
Provost Doctoral Program Award GRA for Fall 2013 applicants to the Environmental Science & Policy program. A series of three seminars are being offered in February by the ESP candidates for the position of Asst. Prof. of Environment Social Science. Visit the ESP
New Genetics Research on Leopards and Tigers in India Underscores the Importance of Protecting Forest Corridors (SCBI) An
article on the role of the ESP Greenhouse was featured on the Mason homepage (About Mason) Tuition Waiver Opportunity from the Provost’s Office for Smithsonian-Mason CONS Spring/Summer 2013 Courses (deadline: January 7, 2013)
New ESP job posting – open until filled – for an Environmental Social Scientist (tenure track, from Fall 2013). Full details available at Mason HR.
Smithsonian-Mason Doctoral Fellowship Program in Conservation Science – review of applications begin January 7, 2013. Download the flyer for full details. ESP alumna
Dr. Linda Abbott (MS, 1981) was selected as Director of the Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, USDA. Check out the FALL 2012 issue of
$5 Million Gift Names Residential Complex at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (Mason NewsDesk) Prof.
Allison Macfarlane, the new head of the NRC, presents her views on nuclear plant safety. (The New York Times) Prof.
Alonso Aguirre is a “conservation crusader” at the helm of SMSC. (Mason NewsDesk)
Michelle Ryan (ESP doctoral student) and her research on snails was featured in this week’s Urban Jungle series, under “ Mystery Snails.” (The Washington Post) An article on the SMSC was featured in the
summer edition of the SCHEV update. (SCHEV Update) The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC)
leads students down unexpected paths. (Mason NewsDesk)
Jason O’Bryhim was mentioned in an article about the 25th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. (The Washington Post)
Prof. Allison Macfarlane was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (Mason NewsDesk) Download the Summer 2012 issue of
Greenovation, the ESP dept.’s newsletter. Read the
article featuring Prof. Chris Jones and PEREC on minimizing wastewater pollution in the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. (The Washington Post)
Prof. Thomas Lovejoy wins a 2012 Blue Planet Prize. (National Geographic) A
video of the National Youth Delegates for the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment visited the SMSC and SCBI in Front Royal, VA. (YouTube)
for mentoring. (Mason NewsDesk) Prof. Patrick Gillevet has won a TOMMY award
Research on big cat conservation by husband and wife PhD team Sandeep Sharma and Trishna Dutta was featured in the spring 2012 issue of Periodic Elements, the COS newsletter. (Periodic Elements) The field work of doctoral student
and Ryan Valdez in Kenya Prof. Lee Talbot’s passion for exploring was featured in Mason Research in February and March 2012 respectively. (Mason Research) Graduate Programs Coordinator
Sharon Bloomquist received her Advanced Customer Service Certificate. View a
photo slideshow from Prof. Changwoo Ahn‘s Ecological Sustainability course in spring 2012. (Smugmug)
In Memoriam: ESP Prof. Emerita Carol D. Litchfield passed away on April 3, 2012. (Mason NewsDesk) A new
Conservation Science & Policy concentration has been added to the M.S. program.
by An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology & Conservation Prof. E.C.M. Parsons et al, was recently published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Congratulations to our ESP sustainability enthusiasts!
Prof. Changwoo Ahn , Susan Keltner (PhD candidate) and Maheen Aziz (undergrad) were all awarded Patriot Green Fund grants for their sustainability projects. (Mason Gazette) Mason has been
named a Virginia Sea Grant Institution. VASG is also accepting applications from PhD students for the new Graduate Research Fellowships in 2012. (Mason Gazette) The current issue of
, ESP department’s newsletter is the Fall 2011 issue. The current and all previous issues are available in full-color PDF format. Greenovation Read the
article in The Washington Post featuring ESP’s wetland ecologist Prof. Changwoo Ahn (Post Local, The Washington Post, August 5, 2011). A new book by
Prof. Peter Balint et al. entitled has just been published. Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict
Prof. has a feature article published in the May 2011 issue of Natural History. Susan Crate Read about
the Bhattarais. First they earned bachelor’s degrees together, and then master’s degrees. Now Sameer and Smriti Bhattarai are both getting PhDs in environmental science and policy. Congratulations! (Mason News, May 16, 2011)