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The Legacy of Sudan and the fate of the Northern White Rhinoceros

On March 19, 2018, Sudan, a male northern white rhinoceros, an impressive and imposing specimen who was the last of his species, was euthanized after being on death watch for some weeks. Much of the world mourned the death of Sudan, who was the symbol of what is the inevitable result of relentless hunting – extinction […]

Potomac Science Center Dedication Ceremony

On April 12, 2018, George Mason University added another valuable new academic and research facility for the Mason and local community with the dedication of the Potomac Science Center. The waterfront center is home to the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, or PEREC, which will occupy much of the building. There are wet labs for teaching […]

Upcoming ALA lecture by Dr. Susan Crate – April 24, 2018

Preserving and Perpetuating the Intangible Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM 21st Century climate change is having irrevocable effects not only on global ecosystems, weather patterns, and biodiversity but also on the planet’s cultural diversity. George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy Professor and Anthropologist Susan Crate will share her work with […]

TWO ESP graduate students awarded 2018 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Congratulations to Chase LaDue and Brian Griffiths, current PhD students in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, who were each awarded a 2018 Fulbright Study/Research Grant to pursue further work on their dissertations. Chase LaDue will be headed to Sri Lanka to study Asian elephant conservation, while Brian Griffiths will be going to Peru […]

ESP Graduate Student UDTS deadlines and COS Signature Luncheon

Thesis and Dissertation submission deadlines Format Review Deadline: In order to be eligible to graduate in Spring 2018, you must receive an email from our office on or by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27 stating that your formatting is in good shape, and your Format Review is over. If you do not receive said email from our […]

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is awarded Beck Family Presidential Medal

Congratulations to ESP and University Professor Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, who has been awarded the Back Family Presidential Medal for Faculty Excellence in Research & Scholarship. The medal is part of the Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence at George Mason University. This honor recognizes Dr. Lovejoy’s exemplary achievements and tremendous contributions to George Mason University, his […]

Presenting research that helps change dolphin welfare policy in Mexico

ESP associate professor Chris Parsons was invited to talk to members of the Chamber of Deputies (the Mexican Government’s equivalent of the House of Representatives) in Mexico City recently. Prof. Parsons discussed science and and policy issues relating to the welfare of whales and dolphins in captivity, and presented information from a new study by himself […]

OSCAR and PEREC Summer Job Opportunity for Undergraduates – deadline March 15, 2018

OSCAR and PEREC PAID Summer Undergraduate Project (see all other OSCAR Summer Impact Grants 2018) 10-week program stipend = $4000 Full time summer job May 29 – August 3, 2018 Download the PDF Flyer This talented team of student field researchers will: • Participate in extensive field, lab work, career & grad school prep • Collaboratively […]

Upcoming event on the Potomac River featuring Dr. Chris Jones – March 18, 2018

The Potomac, sometimes called the Nation’s River, plays an essential role in the identity, history, and life of the Washington metropolitan area. Spend a day with a variety of experts examining the Potomac’s rich legacy, geology, and wildlife, following its course through hundreds of years of history from the region’s early inhabitants to the latest […]

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 […]