Archive for April, 2017

Research on avian song gets global publicity for PhD student Katherine Gentry

Katherine Gentry of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy is a PhD student studying under Dr. David Luther of the Department of Biology.  Her graduate research on avian song plasticity adjustments to traffic noise in Washington, DC recently made the news in Canada and Spain.  Please visit the links below to learn more about her […]

Presentation and Q&A about U.S. Forests and the Climate Emergency – April 27, 2017

Join Us For a Presentation and Discussion about US Forests and the Climate Emergency Renowned Climate Scientist and Southern Forest Visionary Team Up to Put Forest Protection at the Center of our National Climate Agenda Who: William Moomaw, Climate Scientist and Tufts University Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy Danna Smith, Executive Director of Dogwood Alliance […]

Mason will open new Potomac Science Center facility in Woodbridge

Announcement from Dr. R. Christian Jones: In late May, the ESP department gains a valuable new facility on the Potomac River as Mason opens the Potomac Science Center on the tidal Occoquan River in Woodbridge. The chief tenant is the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC), a unit of the Department of Environmental Science […]

ESP faculty grant announcements – Spring 2017

Congratulations to our faculty who have received grants this semester! PEREC Science and Outreach: Assessment of ecosystem health in the tidal freshwater Potomac environment From the Virginia Sea Grant – $5,000 From the Patriot Green Fund – $12,000 From the OSCAR Summer Team Project Grant – $38,000 Assistant professors Dr. Amy Fowler and Dr. Kim de Mutsert teamed up and received funds […]

ESP faculty and students win a host of awards and accolades in spring 2017

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is excited and proud to announce the faculty and students who have won awards and accolades this spring semester.  Congratulations to all of them! FACULTY 2017 Career Connection Faculty Award More info: Dr. Dann  Sklarew ~~~ 2017 Teacher of Distinction  For a full list of winners, visit: Dr. […]