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Sharon Bloomquist is Mason’s Employee of the Month for February 2018

Warmest congratulations to the ESP Department’s own graduate program coordinator, Sharon Bloomquist, who was selected as the George Mason University Employee of the Month for February 2018.  This honor could not have been bestowed on a more deserving person.  As someone who looks after all of the department’s graduate students – everything from keeping them […]

Spring 2018 Graduate Student Orientation – January 30, 2018

Please join us for the Spring 2018 Graduate Student Orientation! Who: New and returning graduate students in Environmental Science and Policy What: Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Student Orientation and Happy Hour Where: David King Hall Rm 3006, Fairfax campus (orientation) and Brion’s Grille, 10621 Braddock Road (for happy hour!) When: Tuesday, January 30th. Orientation […]

Spring 2018 Seminar Series Schedule

The Spring 2018 ESP Seminar Series is underway featuring new speakers from other U.S. cities and one all the way from Australia, SNACKS, and a happy hour at Rathskeller to follow! Please click on the brown dates in the calendar on your right for seminar dates ——> Full schedule:

Quote by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy becomes the launchpad of the Year of the Bird

“IF YOU TAKE CARE OF BIRDS, YOU TAKE CARE OF MOST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD.” –Dr. Thomas Lovejoy This famous quote by ESP Professor, biologist and renowned “Godfather of Biodiversity” Thomas Lovejoy spearheads the launch of the National Geographic Year of the Bird in 2018, the centennial of the signing of the Migratory […]

Op-Ed on Conservation policy-making in The Washington Post by Dr. Lee Talbot

Dr. Lee Talbot (Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Policy) is an ecologist and geographer with over 50 years experience in national and international environmental affairs, biodiversity conservation, management of wild living resources, environmental policies and institutions, environment and development, ecological research and advising in 131 countries. He is also a senior environmental advisor to World […]

Hilarious photo of ESP students in the field wins special “One of a Kind” award in photo contest

From ESP Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant Nick Walker: “I thought you all would like to see this — this picture was originally taken on April 7th of this year (2017), when I took some of the EVPP 110 students to Huntley Meadows Park as part of an extra credit field trip. While walking […]

Department of Environmental Science and Policy joins the Planetary Health Alliance

Announcing the membership of the George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the Planetary Health Alliance The Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University addresses local, regional and global environmental issues, translating science into policy. As an active new member of the Planetary Health Alliance, we are building upon […]

45th Anniversary of the MMPA: co-author Dr. Lee Talbot gives remarks on Capitol Hill

The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was the first legislation to call specifically for an ecosystem approach to wildlife management. It was signed into law on October 21, 1972 by President Richard Nixon, and took effect 60 days later on December 21, 1972. To celebrate its long-standing success and ensure its continued protection, Oceana and its allies […]

Summer 2018 Research Fellowship (Office of the Provost)

Overview Summer Research Fellowships provide financial support to graduate students during the summer term, allowing students to devote significant time to their dissertation or thesis research. The intent of the award is to foster greater professional productivity and to assist in timely degree completion. Summer Research Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must […]

UDTS Deadlines for Fall 2017 Graduation (MS and PhD students)

University Dissertation & Thesis Services (UDTS) hopes you had a pleasant Thanksgiving break; welcome back! The end of the semester approaches, and we want to make sure you are ready. If you are a Master’s or Doctoral student who is writing a thesis or dissertation, and you plan to graduate in Fall 2017, please take […]