Archive for September, 2016

PhD Candidate Samantha Oester was featured in Women in Higher Education Journal

PhD candidate Samantha Oester was featured in Women in Higher Education, Vol. 25, Issue 9 in September 2016. The article talks about the IMCC Code of Conduct (CoC) for attendees.  As chair of the IMCC for 2016, Oester was able to make change by implementing a CoC. A few other science conferences have codes, but they tend […]

ICYMI: Fall 2016 ESP-GSA Fall Orientation Slideshow

In case you missed it, your friendly and very helpful ESP-GSA President, Rachel Golden Kroner, has shared the slideshow that she put together for the Orientation which was held on August 24, 2016. Click to begin slideshow. To learn more about the ESP-GSA Club, please visit:

2017-2019 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship – apply now

  Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is pleased to announce the availability of graduate research fellowships for the 2017-2019 academic years. The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. In addition to supporting the student’s […]

Dr. Kim de Mutsert receives $900k grant from NOAA for NGOMEX 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kim de Mutsert, who received a grant worth over $900K from the NOAA’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research to continue her current research (see abstract and conceptual diagrams below). NGOMEX 2016: User-driven tools to predict and assess effects of reduced nutrients and hypoxia on living resources in the Gulf of Mexico […]

Dr. Lee M. Talbot receives distinguished 2016 Harold J. Coolidge Medal at IUCN

Written by Jennifer Lewis and edited by Aikwan Chong On September 6, 2016, Dr. Lee Talbot, professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University received the Harold J. Coolidge Memorial Medal in recognition of his “lifelong contribution in the field of international conservation, environmental affairs, and outstanding initiatives in the field of exploration.” Established eight […]

ESP Seminar by Dr. Tina Molodtsova – September 21, 2016

Date, Time, Location 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 Exploratory Hall, Room 3301 Title “Black Corals of the Abyss – Case Study for Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone” Speaker Dr. Tina Molodtsova Senior Scientist and Coral Reef Ecologist Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS (IORAS) Moscow, Russia

Book Event: Dr. Alonso Aguirre will present his new book in Fall for the Book 2016

Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities: Panel The College of Science proudly announces the release and signing event of “Tropical Conservation: Perspective on Local and Global Priorities” by A.A. Aguirre (Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Policy) and R. Sukumar, published by Oxford University Press. This book drew the majority of its contributors from this […]

ESP Welcome Week Reception – September 19, 2016

ESP students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to enjoy some free refreshments and meet and greet faculty and other students at the department’s Welcome Week Reception on Monday, September 19, 2016 in the conference room, David King Hall Room 3006 at 12:00-3:00pm.

Dr. Lee Talbot receives two distinguished lifetime awards in September 2016

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) holds a World Conservation Congress every four years. In September 2016, the congress is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii and the IUCN is awarding Dr. Lee Talbot their Harold Jefferson Coolidge Medal. One of the two highest honors given by the IUCN, the award to recognize […]