Archive for March, 2016

Mandatory ESP Graduate Blooms Evaluation

The mandatory “ESP Graduate Blooms Evaluation” is required for every -thesis and dissertation proposal and final defense -qualifying exam -project defense -comprehensive exam The Graduate Program Director will NOT sign any signature pages without the Blooms Evaluation being submitted!  Blooms Evaluations must be submitted to the Graduate Program Manager at

Reading the River: A special event by EcoScience + Art featuring Basia Irland

Please mark your calendar! EcoScience+Art invites you to join a very special evening with internationally acclaimed eco-artist Basia Irland. Talk:  “Reading the River” Venue: Research Hall, Rm. 163 Time: April 7, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP by clicking here Fulbright Scholar, Basia Irland is an author, poet, sculptor, installation artist, and activist who creates international water […]

NOAA Digital Coast Fellowships 2016

Virginia Sea Grant is excited to announce that the NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016.  This program is modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship program and has a similar mission: to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students […]

Thesis defense by Dana McCoskey – April 8, 2016

Candidate: Dana McCoskey Defense Date: April 8, 2016 @ 2:00pm Location: Exploratory Hall 3301 Title: Investigating Trophic Linkages For A Neotropical Migratory Bird: Molecular Identification Of Food Items And Validation Of A Protocol For Molecular Studies Of Avian Diets

2016 ESP Boat and Vehicle scheduling calendar

The 2016 ESP Boat and Vehicle scheduling calendar is now online (view only). Please visit the Boats and Vehicles page. All boat and vehicle requests must be emailed to the ESP webmaster at  to get on the calendar. Please provide the name of the responsible faculty member, dates needed, and vehicle and/or boat needed. Undergraduate […]

TEDxGeorgeMasonU talk by Dr. Changwoo Ahn

In this talk, Associate Professor Dr. Changwoo Ahn shares his motivation to teach undergraduates the value of approaching ecology through new medium. He is a founder and director of EcoScience+Art at GMU, a new interdisciplinary initiative started in 2013 to bring together individuals working across the boundaries of ecosystem science, engineering, art, and design fields.

2016 Alumni Surveys now available

If you are a graduate of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy within the last 5 years, please assist our 2016 Academic Program Review by filling out an alumni survey.  The link is Thank you!

Seminar by Dr. Janne-Tuomas Seppänen – March 18, 2016

Date|Time|Location: March 18, 2016 | 12:00pm | David King Hall 3306 Speaker: Dr. Janne-Tuomas Seppänen, Director and Founder, Peerage of Science Title: Fixing peer review: how changes scientific publishingAbstract:Publishing research was faster in Darwin’s time than it is for us today. Peer review has become a time-consuming yet haphazard process, where judgement of scientific output is sometimes insightful, but […]

ESP-GSA General Meeting and Funding Talk by Dr. Kay Agoston – March 23, 2016

The ESP GSA is holding our annual official members meeting on Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 and we’d love you to join! We will be discussing GSA activities and voting on new board members so if you’d like to be more involved this is a great place to start. We would love to hear from you […]

Graduate Fellowships Information Session – March 22, 2016