Archive for March, 2015

Thesis defense by Sudha Balajapalli – April 7, 2015

Candidate: Sudha Balajapalli Defense Date: April 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm Location: Johnson Center 325 – Meeting Room A Title: The Impact Of The Global Tiger Recovery Program on Wildlife Crime

New study on habitat fragmentation co-authored by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

  Most of the world’s forests are literally on the edge, trapping wildlife in “islands” of dwindling resources, according to a new study published in Science Advances by George Mason University Professor Thomas Lovejoy and other scientists working on habitat fragmentation. More than 70 percent of forests worldwide are within one kilometer of a forest edge. Putting these […]

Guest lecture series for Global Biodiversity Governance course – April 1 & 8

GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY GOVERNANCE – THE NGO PERSPECTIVE Series of guest lectures in Global Biodiversity Governance (EVPP 490/505, Spring 2015) Wednesdays 7.20 -­‐ 10 PM, Nguyen Engineering Building, room 1107 For more info: All GMU students, faculty and staff are welcome!   April 1: WWF — REDD+ as a means to advance broader conservation agendas […]

Dr. Leila Hamdan will be a special editor for the forthcoming special issue of L&O

Special editors Leila Hamdan of George Mason University and Kimberly Wickland of the U.S. Geological Survey will be editing a special issue [due out in late 2015 or early 2016] on methane, entitled “Methane Emissions from Oceans, Wetlands, and Freshwater Habitats: New Perspectives and Feedbacks on Climate,” to be published by Limnology & Oceanography (published by ASLO in partnership with John […]

ESP Seminar Series – Speaker: David Alberg, March 26, 2015

New date! Original date on February 26 was postponed due to weather. Please join the ESP department for a seminar this week entitled “The Monitor Sanctuary, and the Science and History of the Battle of the Atlantic” by Mr. David Alberg (Superintendent, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA). Date: Mar. 26, 2015 Location: Johnson Center Meeting Room […]

Dissertation Defense by Emily Cella – March 18, 2015

Candidate: Emily Cella Defense Date: March 18, 2015 @ 10:00am Location: Johnson Center, Room 326 – Meeting Room B Title: Understanding Residents’ Knowledge Of, Attitudes Toward, And Participation In Sea Turtle Conservation In Tortuguero, Costa Rica And Near The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA

Guest lecture on the Clean Air Act by Phillip Brooks, EPA – March 19, 2015

Phillip Brooks, Director of the Air Enforcement Division of the Office of Civil Enforcement, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will be a guest lecturer in Dr. Younsung Kim’s EVPP 362: Intermediate Environmental Policy this semester. He will present current enforcement issues and cases regarding the Clean Air Act at 10:30-11:45am on Thursday, March 19, […]

Thesis defense by Carlos Peredo – April 7, 2015

Candidate: Carlos M. Peredo Defense Date: April 7, 2015 @ 10:00am Location: Exploratory Hall 3301 Title: A Statistical Analysis Of Marine Mammal Dispersal Routes Across Major Ocean Regions Using Beta Diversity At The Generic Level

Graduate Research Assistantship – 1 GRA opening available – Apply Now

The Department of Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) at George Mason University has an opening for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Global Environmental Governance. The GRA will follow the Environmental Science & Public Policy PhD program. Main responsibilities will be coursework and conducting PhD research. The PhD research will contribute to the debates on […]

ESP Seminar Series – Speaker: Dr. Robert Twilley, March 5, 2015

Please join the ESP department for a seminar this week entitled “Coastal Deltaic Floodplain Ecology and Restoration” by Dr. Robert Twilley ( Louisiana State University/Louisiana Sea Grant). Date: Mar. 5, 2015 Location: Johnson Center, Meeting Room E Time: 2:30pm ***Refreshments courtesy of PEREC will be served at 2:30pm, and the seminar will begin at 3:00pm*** Also […]