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VASG Graduate Research Fellowship Lunch Seminar Event – Jan. 8, 2014

ATTENTION: GRADUATE STUDENTS Dr. Susan Park,  the Assistant Director for Research, Virginia Sea Grant, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary will be coming to GMU (Fairfax campus) to meet with students about the 2014-2016 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as other upcoming opportunities such […]

Dr. Rebecca Forkner, finalist for 2014 Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to ESP Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Forkner has been chosen as one of seventeen finalists for the 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards. See the full list of the 2014 finalists at

Dr. Allison Macfarlane Meets with U.S. Ambassador, Japanese Nuclear Regulators

  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane briefed Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Thursday on the NRC’s Fukushima work, and met with the head of the Japanese nuclear regulator to discuss Japan’s efforts to address problems at the site in northeast Japan. Macfarlane noted the extensive NRC and U.S. government assistance provided both to the U.S. […]

International Award of Excellence in Conservation for Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

George Mason University Professor Thomas Lovejoy’s lifelong work to protect biodiversity prompted the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to award him with its “International Award of Excellence in Conservation” this week. “It is a special honor to be recognized by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas — a vibrant and noteworthy institution,” says Lovejoy, a professor […]

December Faculty Meeting – Dec. 3, 2013

The last ESP departmental faculty meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 10:30am in The HUB, VIP room 2.  

Mason faculty spotlight on The EmeraldPlanet TV

Mason faculty from ESP, CHEM, PEREC and AOES were recently on TV! Featuring Mason faculty guests from ESP, CHEM, PEREC and AOES: Dr. Kim de Mutsert, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Dr. Gregory (Greg) Foster, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, George Mason University Dr. Thomas (Tom) B. Huff, Director, The […]

MS Thesis Defense by Meredith Penthorn – December 2, 2013

  Candidate: Meredith Penthorn Defense Date: December 2, 2013 at 10:00am Location: The HUB, Room 3 Title: The Effects of Fragmentation on Habitat Usage in Native Small Mammals

MS Thesis Defense by Anne Hansen – November 15, 2013

  Candidate: Anne Hansen Defense Date: November 15, 2013 at 10:00am Location: David King Hall Rm 3006 Title: Early Life History, Habitat Use, and Microsatellite Allele Frequency of Two Common Reef Fishes (Stegastes partitusand Thalassoma bifasciatum) in Marine Protected Areas of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico  

MS Thesis Defense by Adele Roland – November 12, 2013

  Candidate: Adele Roland Defense Date: November 12, 2013 at 10:00am Location: David King Hall Rm 3006 Title: Population Size And Viability Of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) Off The Coast Of The Parque Nacional De Este, Dominican Republic

PhD Dissertation Defense by Robin Fitch – November 8, 2013

  Candidate: Robin Fitch Defense Date: November 8, 2013 at 2:00pm Location: David King Hall Rm 3006 Title: An Appraisal Of The U.S. Navy Marine Mammals And Sound Research And Monitoring Programs