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Listen to this podcast by our environmental anthropologist, Dr. Susie Crate. https://www.resourcesmag.org/resources-radi...
06/27/2019

Listen to this podcast by our environmental anthropologist, Dr. Susie Crate.
https://www.resourcesmag.org/resources-radio/anthropologists-take-climate-change-susie-crate/

Her recent research has focused on understanding local perceptions and adaptations of Viliui Sakha communities in the face of unprecedented climate change.

For more on Dr. Crate's work, read about her 2015 documentary film, The Anthropologist, which made the Top 10 Must See Documentaries at DOC NYC. https://esp.gmu.edu/2015/11/the-anthropologist-world-premiere-featuring-dr-susan-crate/

How is climate change changing society? Today on Resources Radio, anthropologist Susie Crate (Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University) talks about her experiences working with an indigenous Siberian community that is grappling with a changing climate. Listen here: https://buff.ly/2Y7PvO1

Check out these EVPP 490/505 SPECIAL TOPICS courses offered this fall: Food, Energy, Water Nexus; Principles of Wildlife...
06/21/2019

Check out these EVPP 490/505 SPECIAL TOPICS courses offered this fall:
Food, Energy, Water Nexus; Principles of Wildlife Ecology; Environmental Law.

First day of summer (but it's felt like summer for 2 weeks now)! In case you are keeping cool indoors while looking for ...
06/21/2019
Jobs | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

First day of summer (but it's felt like summer for 2 weeks now)! In case you are keeping cool indoors while looking for a job, check out the recently added NOAA Honors Program jobs and the EPA Green Interns Program at: https://esp.gmu.edu/students/career-opportunities/jobs/ and https://esp.gmu.edu/students/career-opportunities/internships/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The job opportunity announcements for the NOAA Honors Program opened today; announcements will close 6/25/19 (or upon receipt of the the first 75 applications). Please feel free to share with Recent Graduates who have completed, within the previous (2) two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors,....

Private screening of the National Geographic documentary film Sea of Shadows tonight in JC Cinema George Mason Universit...
06/06/2019

Private screening of the National Geographic documentary film Sea of Shadows tonight in JC Cinema George Mason University! To be followed by a Q&A session with Andrea Crosta (Exec Dir) and Mark Davis (Dir of Intelligence) of Elephant Action League - EAL and Dr. Louise Shelley of Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), moderated by Dr. A. Alonso Aguirre, ESP Dept Chair.

Appearing in the photo from L-R: Mark Davis (Dir of Intelligence), Dr, Louise Shelley, Gilda Moratti (co-founder), Dr. Alonso Aguirre, Chiara Talerico, and Andrea Crosta (co-founder and Exec Dir).

Congrats! PhD candidate Rachel Golden Kroner just published a study on the rollback of protected lands in the journal Sc...
06/06/2019
ESP PhD candidate publishes important study on the rollback of protected lands | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

Congrats! PhD candidate Rachel Golden Kroner just published a study on the rollback of protected lands in the journal Science. Co-authors feature scientists from around the world, including Dr. Tom Lovejoy and Dr. Chris Kennedy of ESP and Dr. David Luther of the Dept. of Biology.

https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/06/esp-phd-candidate-publishes-important-study-on-the-rollback-of-protected-lands/

https://twitter.com/ESPMasonU/status/1136431745945882624

Science

Rachel Golden Kroner, PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, is lead author of an important study recently published in the journal Science on the rollback of protected lands, with a focus on legal backsliding in the United States and Amazonian countries.

The #EcoHealthNet 2019 Workshop: Emerging Threats to Global Health will be held on June 2-8, 2019 at George Mason Univer...
05/31/2019

The #EcoHealthNet 2019 Workshop: Emerging Threats to Global Health will be held on June 2-8, 2019 at George Mason University in conjunction with EcoHealth Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, and the Smithsonian. We have a full agenda for the attendees!

EcoHealth Alliance
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Congrats to Jessica and Sarah! From the George Mason University FB page:Environmental Science and Public Policy students...
05/22/2019
Parrots and manatees, oh my! Two environmental science and public policy students receive Fulbright research awards

Congrats to Jessica and Sarah! From the George Mason University FB page:

Environmental Science and Public Policy students Jessica Roberts (left) and Sarah Farinelli encouraged one another to apply for the prestigious fellowship, and are now headed to Brazil 🇧🇷 and Nigeria 🇳🇬, respectively, to do their research. Read more about what they hope to accomplish overseas >> http://fal.cn/Alwi

Sarah Farinelli (right) will soon leave for Nigeria to study the African Manatee and Jessica Roberts (left) will travel to Brazil to study two species of parrots that have been rescued from the illegal trade of exotic wildlife. Photo by Lathan Goumas.

EVPP 423 Beekeeping and Sustainability is offered by ESP and taught every year by Dr. German Perilla, Director of the #H...
05/11/2019
Mason's Honey Bee Initiative expands its international impact | George Mason

EVPP 423 Beekeeping and Sustainability is offered by ESP and taught every year by Dr. German Perilla, Director of the #HoneyBeeInitiative. For Fall 2019, the class will be offered on Wednesdays.
https://www2.gmu.edu/news/576961

George Mason University School of Business
College of Science at George Mason University

With 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars.

Lovely blooms taken right outside David King Hall, home of the ESP department (third floor).
05/07/2019

Lovely blooms taken right outside David King Hall, home of the ESP department (third floor).

Eden no more
05/07/2019
Eden no more

Eden no more

Thomas E. Lovejoy The first official report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), released on May 6th in Paris, provides the first modern authoritative assessment of planetary biodiversity and related contributions of nature to people (CNP)....

UN REPORT: HUMANS HASTENING SPECIES EXTINCTION“We can actually feed all the coming billions of people without destroying...
05/07/2019
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species

UN REPORT: HUMANS HASTENING SPECIES EXTINCTION

“We can actually feed all the coming billions of people without destroying another inch of nature. Much of that can be done by eliminating food waste and being more efficient." -- Tom Lovejoy

https://www.apnews.com/aaf1091c5aae40b0a110daaf04950672

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday. But it's...

Toxoplasmosis: a One Health approach to tackling a One Health disease.https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/05/toxoplasmosis-a-one-he...
05/04/2019
Toxoplasmosis: a One Health disease and a One Health approach to tackling it | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

Toxoplasmosis: a One Health approach to tackling a One Health disease.

https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/05/toxoplasmosis-a-one-health-disease-and-a-one-health-approach-to-tackling-it

Cats have been in the news lately. Our beloved feline friends, long since revered by the ancient Egyptians, have enjoyed a bond with humans as domesticated pets for centuries. However, cats (mainly feral cats who hunt and eat outdoors) play an important role in the spread of toxoplasmosis, a leading...

Congratulations to Dr. R. Chris Jones!
05/04/2019

Congratulations to Dr. R. Chris Jones!

PEREC Director R Chris Jones received the Jack Wood Town Gown Legacy Award today, for his 30+ years of community collaboration and student engagement in monitoring aquatic ecosystems downstream from wastewater treatment plants. Fairfax County Environment Alexandria Renew Enterprises Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University College of Science at George Mason University

Upcoming seminar by Dr. Patrick Bixler, candidate for the Social Science Asst Prof position.Date: May 1 (tomorrow)Locati...
04/30/2019

Upcoming seminar by Dr. Patrick Bixler, candidate for the Social Science Asst Prof position.
Date: May 1 (tomorrow)
Location: David King Hall 3006
Time: 3:00pm

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
College of Science at George Mason University

Congratulations to our PhD students Sarah Farinelli and Jessica Roberts on their recently awarded Fulbright Foreign Scho...
04/26/2019
ESP Graduate Students Are Awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellowships | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

Congratulations to our PhD students Sarah Farinelli and Jessica Roberts on their recently awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellowships.

https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/04/esp-graduate-students-are-awarded-fulbright-foreign-scholarship-fellowships/

College of Science at George Mason University

Sarah Farinelli and Jessica Roberts, have both been awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellowships to pursue their dissertation research.

Screening is TODAY. All are welcome!
04/26/2019

Screening is TODAY. All are welcome!

Upcoming seminar by Dr. Yusuke Kawayama, candidate for the Social Science Asst Prof position.Date: April 25 (tomorrow)Lo...
04/24/2019

Upcoming seminar by Dr. Yusuke Kawayama, candidate for the Social Science Asst Prof position.
Date: April 25 (tomorrow)
Location: David King Hall 3006
Time: 3:00pm

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
College of Science at George Mason University

04/22/2019

Invitation to all for a Film Screening:

The Conservation Storytelling in Nepal Class created a short 7 min video for an NGO in Nepal (KEEP).
KEEP works to protect the lives of guides, porters and trekkers while also helping to build tourism that is environmentally sustainable. Students created this video for KEEP, to help promote the organization. It is an incredible example of giving back while learning. Come see what they did and hear about their adventure!

Date, time, location:

April 26th, 4:30-5:30, Research Hall Room 163

04/22/2019

Please stop by tomorrow!

Where: Center for the Arts (Fairfax campus)
When: Tues., Apr. 23rd between 10:00 am-1:00pm
Why:
PEREC is hosting the 8th Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS), a K-12 enviro-networking event (900 attendees), involving 20+ NGOs and environmental agency partners, elected officials, and youth from 50 regional schools showcasing environmental projects and competing for $1000's in project implementation funds.

10:00 Welcome, Keynote Address

Welcome -- Kurt Moser, NoVA Outside

Remarks -- Ángel Cabrera, GMU President

Opening Number -- R. Chris Jones, GMU Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Keynote -- Alex Thorpe, Stonewall Jackson HS

10:30-1:30 School groups present projects

Congratulations to our longtime adjunct faculty member Dr. Jennifer Sklarew on her Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award! ht...
04/11/2019
Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners – Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Congratulations to our longtime adjunct faculty member Dr. Jennifer Sklarew on her Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award!

https://stearnscenter.gmu.edu/awards/adjunct-teaching-excellence-award-winners/

Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
College of Science at George Mason University
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

August 28, 2018 Laura Phelps Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners 2019 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners Award Winners Academic Unit Featured Teaching Strategy Kimberley Daly Graduate School of Education (CEHD) Coming Soon! Jennifer Sklarew Environmental Science and Policy (COS) Coming....

04/09/2019

Dr. A. Alonso Aguirre, ESP Department Chair, wants to nominate Susan Cheselka as Employee of the Month.

We all agree that she deserves this recognition. We are collecting letters of support from faculty and students to help her win! Please send letters to Monica at [email protected].

Thank you!

Congratulations to our PhD student Jessica Roberts on her #Fulbright award.  All the best to her!
04/09/2019
ESP Dept GMU on Twitter

Congratulations to our PhD student Jessica Roberts on her #Fulbright award. All the best to her!

“Congratulations to our PhD student Jessica Roberts on her #Fulbright award. All the best to her! @GMU_COS https://t.co/U1rAJo34LL”

This week's seminar reminder:April 11, 2019 @ 3:00pm in Exploratory Hall 3301Matthew leads the Environmental Justice pro...
04/08/2019

This week's seminar reminder:

April 11, 2019 @ 3:00pm in Exploratory Hall 3301

Matthew leads the Environmental Justice program’s cross-cutting work throughout the EPA and the federal government. This includes working with communities, other EPA divisions, federal agencies, academic partners, business and industry, and state, local and tribal partners to further the mission of the EPA and its efforts to further Environmental Justice.

Save the date:

Next week's seminar is on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Exploratory Hall 3301 at 3:00pm.

Speaker: Matthew Tejada, Director, EPA Office of Environmental Justice

Save the date:Next week's seminar is on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Exploratory Hall 3301 at 3:00pm.Speaker: Matthew Tej...
04/05/2019

Save the date:

Next week's seminar is on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Exploratory Hall 3301 at 3:00pm.

Speaker: Matthew Tejada, Director, EPA Office of Environmental Justice

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
04/05/2019

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Spring training for George Mason University students, who’ll serve as Field Interpreters, engaging 1000s of middle schoolers, collecting chemical and biodiversity data in their local watershed. Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University College of Science at George Mason University #MWEE

Lots going on under the sea!Check out this new article from the Histology lab of Dr. Esther Peters, published in the Fix...
03/27/2019
Under the Sea: Coral Histology

Lots going on under the sea!

Check out this new article from the Histology lab of Dr. Esther Peters, published in the Fixation on Histology blog of the National Society for Histotechnology.

Coral reefs are often referred to as the rain forests of the sea, not only due to their amazing diversity and importance to ocean ecology, but also because of t

03/26/2019
CITES

Did you know? CITES = Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Please save the date:ESP seminar next week is at POTOMAC SCIENCE CENTERDate: March 28, 2019Location: Potomac Science Cen...
03/22/2019

Please save the date:

ESP seminar next week is at
POTOMAC SCIENCE CENTER

Date: March 28, 2019
Location: Potomac Science Center (Woodbridge)
Time: 3:00-4:00
Speakers: Heather Coll and Pat Moran

https://esp.gmu.edu/news/events/seminars/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
College of Science at George Mason University

Global Sustainability Scholars Program, in collaboration with Future Earth, has launched GSS Fellow “PLUS” program *only...
03/06/2019

Global Sustainability Scholars Program, in collaboration with Future Earth, has launched GSS Fellow “PLUS” program *only for students of George Mason Univ, CU Boulder, and Colorado State Univ* https://www.gsscholar.org/apply
Deadline to apply is March 31st, 2019.

Global Sustainability Scholars
Future Earth

Tenth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY) on October 2-4, 2019 for undergraduate or g...
03/06/2019
2019 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York | AMNH

Tenth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY) on October 2-4, 2019 for undergraduate or graduate students, post-docs, or early career professionals. Applications to present at SCCS-NY 2019 are now open until April 8!

https://www.amnh.org/our-research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/student-conference-on-conservation-science-new-york-sccs-ny

The 10th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on Oct 2-4, 2019.

The Spring Meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society will be hosted by GMU at the Potomac Science Center in Woo...
03/06/2019

The Spring Meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society will be hosted by GMU at the Potomac Science Center in Woodbridge, VA on April 4-6, 2019.

Get all your prep done here: https://www.aers.info/Next-Meeting
You can register, submit an abstract, see the schedule, etc.

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
https://www.facebook.com/groups/78046897225/
College of Science at George Mason University

Upcoming seminar is tomorrow: TUES Mar 5, 2019 at 3:00pm in Exploratory Hall, 3301. Speaker: Dr. Matthew Dalbey, Directo...
03/04/2019

Upcoming seminar is tomorrow: TUES Mar 5, 2019 at 3:00pm in Exploratory Hall, 3301.

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Dalbey, Director of the US EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization, formerly Office of Sustainable Communities.
Light refreshments will be served.

https://esp.gmu.edu/news/events/seminars/

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