Archive for December, 2016

Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference

ESP associate professor Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers recently participated in two side events at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from December 5-17, 2016. On December 12, she moderated the side event Lessons from the Paris Climate Agreement for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Presented by PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL) which reflected […]

Former ESP guest scholar wins 2016 Oran R. Young Prize

Congratulations to Robert Ochieng, on winning the 2016 Oran R. Young prize for the best early-career paper of the 2016 Nairobi Conference – Does discourse matter in institutionalization? the case of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania. For a list of previous winners since the inception of this prize, please visit: Robert M. Ochieng […]

Mason Raises Peaceful Bees

by Cynthia B. Smith and edited by Aikwan Chong “George Mason bees are peaceful bees,” says Mason’s Honeybee Initiative Director, German Perilla. As part of the EVPP 302 Biomes and Human Dimension’s course taught by assistant professor Cindy Smith, students donned bee suits and explored the teaching hives, searching for parasites such as varroa mites which may have attached themselves to drones […]

New and Current Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

ALL CURRENT VIRGINIA SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIPS are listed below: 2017 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Fellowship January 23, 2017 NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship January 27, 2017 NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship January 27, 2017 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship January 20, 2017 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship February 10, 2017 Questions? Contact Sam Lake, Virginia […]

Summer 2017 Provost Research Fellowships – apply now

Click on the link below to learn about the application process: Summer Research Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit materials to the Office of the Provost by Friday, January 20, 2017 (see Application Process). Recipients will be notified by Friday, February 24, 2017. Fellowship amount: $7,000 for doctoral students; $5,000 […]