Archive for December, 2013

VASG Graduate Research Fellowship Lunch Seminar Event – Jan. 8, 2014

ATTENTION: GRADUATE STUDENTS Dr. Susan Park,  the Assistant Director for Research, Virginia Sea Grant, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary will be coming to GMU (Fairfax campus) to meet with students about the 2014-2016 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as other upcoming opportunities such […]

Dr. Rebecca Forkner, finalist for 2014 Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to ESP Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Forkner has been chosen as one of seventeen finalists for the 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards. See the full list of the 2014 finalists at

Climate Change and the Mid-Atlantic Summer Flounder Fishery: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Informing Adaptive Management

Climate Change and its impact on the distribution, stock structure, and productivity of summer flounder

Effects of wetland plant functional group (GD) on carbon storage and nitrogen removal

How the gain of plant diversity at early stages of restoration affects the development of soil properties and processes in restored wetlands

Dr. Allison Macfarlane Meets with U.S. Ambassador, Japanese Nuclear Regulators

  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane briefed Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Thursday on the NRC’s Fukushima work, and met with the head of the Japanese nuclear regulator to discuss Japan’s efforts to address problems at the site in northeast Japan. Macfarlane noted the extensive NRC and U.S. government assistance provided both to the U.S. […]

International Award of Excellence in Conservation for Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

George Mason University Professor Thomas Lovejoy’s lifelong work to protect biodiversity prompted the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to award him with its “International Award of Excellence in Conservation” this week. “It is a special honor to be recognized by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas — a vibrant and noteworthy institution,” says Lovejoy, a professor […]