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Apply Now: Applications for Teaching Assistantships for 2019-2020 are due soon

Update: GTA Applications for 2019-20 were due on March 8, 2019.  See the Graduate Student Funding page for more information. Please send in your application to the department(s) that you would like to teach in (so either or both the ESP and BIOLOGY departments). Please attach a current resume and a copy of your transcripts to your application. Graduate […]

Internships provide valuable hands-on experience for ESP students

Do ESP students have the most interesting internships?  We certainly think so! EVPP 494: Internships is usually offered every semester, and it is a great opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience in the field/area of their choosing.  Below are some pictures from the stories shared by students so far.  Read more about this […]

Regional Consultation: Food Waste in North America

Regional Consultation: Food Waste in North America Date and Time Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Location Room 3301, Exploratory Hall, George Mason University Fairfax, VA 22030 Host Dr. Alonso Aguirre, Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Policy Organizer UN Environment North America Agenda 12:30pm – Doors open 1:00pm – Introductions […]

2019-20 Becker Graduate Research Assistantship – Now Accepting Applications

To apply: Follow instructions on the CURRENT flyer: Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, February 15, 2019 About The Catherine and Richard Becker Graduate Research Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Beckers to the College of Science in November 2016: Overview Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to master’s students for the academic year […]

ONE EARTH Biosphere Declaration – Sign today

ONE EARTH A Declaration on the Integrity of the Earth’s Biosphere and a Just Future for All Chaired by Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, the following is a leadership initiative conceived of by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the National Council for Science and the Environment. CLICK HERE TO SIGN Under the leadership of Dr. Lovejoy […]

Deep Time with Dr. Advait Jukar

Advait Jukar (PhD, 2017) is an ESP graduate who is a current Deep Time – Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Deep Time Buck Fellowship Program is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for research in Paleobiology relating to the goals of the Deep Time Initiative at the National Museum of Natural […]

ESP graduate student is awarded a National Geographic Career Grant

Congratulations are in order! PhD student Elizabeth (Betsy) Collins has been awarded an Early Career Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 by the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration in support of her proposed project, “Holy Wood: A Powerful Tool for Understanding and Healing the Endangered Dry Forest”. Betsy’s dissertation research focuses on […]

Serendipity leads to journal article for ESP graduate student

A fortuitous encounter with bats in the forests of Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) in Malaysia eventually led PhD student Marcus Chua to a collaboration that resulted in an article published in Mammalia which was later featured by National Geographic. Marcus shared this story with us via email: “It was part of a side project I did […]

ESP alumnus named Director of Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

We are proud to recognize ESP alumnus Steven Monfort (Ph.D., 1993) for being named Director of Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, after having already served as Acting Director since November 2017. In 2006, Monfort became the director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. In that role, he co-founded […]

Video: A series of vignettes on our students in Environmental Science

In this post, we will be sharing four short videos about our ESP students –  each will feature a different environmental science major at GMU. Each student is unique and have different interests and passions, but they all have a love of the environment in common. The videos are produced by and shared courtesy of […]

Important Dates

SUMMER 2019 Session Dates

Session 1: May 20– Aug 10

A session: May 20– Jun 22

B session: Jun 3– Jul 27

C session: Jun 24– Jul 27

D session: May 20– Jul 27

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