Archive for March, 2017

New study by ESP researcher on global Marine Protected Areas is published in Nature

Nature: National Geographic: by David Gill Over the last two decades, marine protected areas (MPAs) have become the most commonly used tool to conserve marine ecosystems globally, driven in part by international targets set to “effectively and equitably manage” 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020, as well as the recent Sustainable Development […]

Registration is now open for the ISE Workshop – April 3, 2017

Message from Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers: Registration is now open for the Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) workshop on April 3, 1-4 PM. Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. Please register at: During the workshop, we especially want to receive your input and thoughts on how this George Mason University […]

A fantastic 1-2 finish by ESP students at the GMU 2017 3MT Competition

Congratulations are in order for ESP PhD candidates Chelsie Romulo and Rachel Golden Kroner for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the final of 2017 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition on March 25, 2017. 3MT is a global research communication competition where PhD students present their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience using only one […]

Designing a new Marine Protected Area in the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Studying how Antarctic krill populations change over time to help the design process for a new Antarctic Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) region.

Upcoming guest speakers in Natural Resource Policy course – Spring 2017

Dr. V. Alaric Sample, who is teaching the spring EVPP 490/505 course, Natural Resource Policy, has arranged to have three distinguished guest speakers come to his class to present.  He would like to open these lectures to other GMU faculty and students who may be interested in these topics.  If you have any questions, please email […]

New video on the One Health approach to linking humans, animals, and ecosystems

ESP Department Chair Dr. Alonso Aguirre appears in the video below at approximately 1:33 One Health Linking Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health from Ravenswood Media on Vimeo.

MASON Scholarship Applications Due March 31, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT The 2017-2018 Mason Scholarship Application period is open, and will close on March 31, 2017. A list of available College of Science scholarships is available at To apply for Mason Scholarships students must use their Mason network ID and password when logging on the scholarship application at Process: 1)      Students go to the highlighted link. 2)      Students log in […]

Dr. Changwoo Ahn receives $20K NSF grant for INTECOL symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Changwoo Ahn who was awarded an NSF grant of $20K to support the symposium he has organized for the upcoming INTECOL 2017 conference, Beijing, China. For more information about the conference, please visit: Dr. Changwoo Ahn organized a symposium for the 12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) Conference in Beijing China on August 21-25, […]

Mason Pond Wetlands video from GMU-TV

Please read more about The Rain Project on Mason Pond Wetlands from GMU-TV on Vimeo.

Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) Workshop – April 3, 2017

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! April 3, 2017 1:00-4:00pm Please see letter below. More details forthcoming. You can also download a PDF of the letter below.