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SPRING 2020 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS INTERNSHIP --an online, collaborative internshipSOCIAL MEDIA FOR CLIMATE ACTIVISMFive hour...
01/15/2020
Internship: Social Media for Solve Climate By 2030

SPRING 2020 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS INTERNSHIP --
an online, collaborative internship

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CLIMATE ACTIVISM
Five hours per week, Feb 3-April 15, 2020

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2hxN-g4N_gtS1jHicNi7lmOXBaDy-Y4j3V_-nlQz34-cDIQ/viewform

Social Media for Social Activism / FIVE HOURS PER WEEK / February 1- April 15 2019 / Virtual Internship Gain valuable practical experience working with a team of students in the development, execution and assessment of a social media campaign in support of a national climate education project, Solve...

This area is home to forested riverine habitat, and the finding “speaks to the quality of green space that DC has to off...
01/15/2020
National Geographic

This area is home to forested riverine habitat, and the finding “speaks to the quality of green space that DC has to offer,” says Travis Gallo, an urban ecologist at nearby George Mason University, in Fairfax County, Virginia.

D.C. is right in the middle of historic bobcat habitat, but the shy cats generally don’t enter highly urbanized areas.

Urban Forestry Fellowship (worth $7,500) offered by The Garden Club of America and Casey Trees of Washington, DC.  Deadl...
01/11/2020
Urban Forestry Fellowship | Casey Trees

Urban Forestry Fellowship (worth $7,500) offered by The Garden Club of America and Casey Trees of Washington, DC.
Deadline is January 31. For information and to apply:
https://caseytrees.org/education/urban-forestry-fellowship/

The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry The Garden Club of America: Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the United States. To promote greater understanding of the interdependence o...

“We are no longer in a situation where the tipping point is on the horizon. It is here and now. If allowed to tip, it wi...
01/11/2020
Mason’s Thomas Lovejoy says the time to act for the Amazon is now | George Mason

“We are no longer in a situation where the tipping point is on the horizon. It is here and now. If allowed to tip, it will affect continental climate and produce dieback in the south and east part of the central Amazon. That would represent an unconscionable release of carbon, loss of biodiversity and impact on the local people.”

George Mason University, the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, is conducting a comprehensive search for its next president.

Still looking for Spring 2020 classes? The following courses still have seats available for registration:Dr. Aguirre’s E...
01/09/2020

Still looking for Spring 2020 classes? The following courses still have seats available for registration:

Dr. Aguirre’s EVPP 460/560 (Infectious Diseases of Wildlife) and Dr. Bubbosh’s EVPP 490 (Principles of Environmental Law) still has registration openings.

If you are a PhD student who needs to take a seminar course, Dr. Valderrama’s EVPP 991 (Experimental Design for Environmental Scientists) still has registration openings.

This week, Science published the main conclusions of the landmark UN IPBES Summary for Policymakers, of which former ESP...
12/14/2019
Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change

This week, Science published the main conclusions of the landmark UN IPBES Summary for Policymakers, of which former ESP faculty Ingrid Visseren Hamakers was a lead author.

Science Magazine article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6471/eaax3100

IPBES Summary for Policymakers: https://ipbes.net/global-assessment-report-biodiversity-ecosystem-services

For decades, scientists have been raising calls for societal changes that will reduce our impacts on nature. Though much conservation has occurred, our natural environment continues to decline under the weight of our consumption. Humanity depends directly on the output of nature; thus, this decline....

EVPP 490/505Biodiversity Data 1: Resources and ManagementSpring 2020
12/12/2019

EVPP 490/505
Biodiversity Data 1: Resources and Management
Spring 2020

12/12/2019

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

National Park Service, Museum Resource Center
Landover, MD

Collections Student Intern (paid)

The National Park Service Museum Resource Center (MRCE) is seeking a paid ($15 per hour) student intern to assist with managing natural resource museum collections for all national parks in the Washington D.C. area.

The internship will begin in Spring 2020 and will continue to the end of the semester with the possibility of extension. This is a flexible internship of approximately 16 hours per week. The anticipated schedule will be determined with the individual selected, but will require office hours or park visits during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Primary duty station will be the Museum Resource Center, 3300 Hubbard Road, Landover, MD 20785.

More information is attached. Please apply for this internship through Handshake under #3284548.

A complete description of the internship is available here: https://esp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/NPS_MRCE_Student_Intern.docx

Food, fun, and festivities today at the ESP Winter Open House.  Thanks to everyone who came by! Holiday-dressed trio pic...
12/07/2019

Food, fun, and festivities today at the ESP Winter Open House. Thanks to everyone who came by!
Holiday-dressed trio pictured below is
L-R: Dr. R. Chris Jones, Stephanie Lister, Dr. Albert Torzilli

How real is ‘Ford v. Ferrari’? This Mason professor should know https://shar.es/a3ubfa.ESP Prof. Lee Talbot is one of th...
12/06/2019
How real is ‘Ford v. Ferrari’? This Mason professor should know | George Mason

How real is ‘Ford v. Ferrari’? This Mason professor should know https://shar.es/a3ubfa.
ESP Prof. Lee Talbot is one of the original Endangered Species Act authors who served under 3 U.S. Presidents, and an avid (retired) race car driver.
BONUS: https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/12/a-racing-career-dr-lee-talbot/

George Mason University, the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, is conducting a comprehensive search for its next president.

12/04/2019
George Mason University

Here's the FB post from GMU on this news article - was looking for it yesterday, but it wasn't posted yet!

Monika Conrad is a graduate student studying for her MS in Environmental Science and Policy, with a concentration in Conservation Science and Policy.

For more information about our graduate programs, please visit:
https://esp.gmu.edu/academic-programs/graduate/programs/

Graduate student Monika Conrad and three Mason alums working at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are part of a team conducting research to save red pandas from extinction >> https://fal.cn/35qZk

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is pleased to offer a new graduate certificate in Environmental Scien...
11/20/2019
New Graduate Certificate Program begins in Spring 2020 | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is pleased to offer a new graduate certificate in Environmental Science and Sustainability Management.

https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/09/new-graduate-certificate-program-begins-in-spring-2020/

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is pleased to announce a new Graduate Certificate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Management, beginning in the spring 2020 semester.

Seminar update: The speaker for tomorrow's seminar (Nov. 21) has cancelled, so the next (and last) seminar for this seme...
11/20/2019

Seminar update:

The speaker for tomorrow's seminar (Nov. 21) has cancelled, so the next (and last) seminar for this semester will be after Thanksgiving, on Dec. 5. As usual, there will be free pizza and drinks provided, so please bring a friend!

11/14/2019
Why Study at George Mason University?

George Mason University is strategically located close to the nation's capital - an optimum location for environmental science and policy studies.

See why Mason is strategically located.

The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don’t Know About Oceans Can Kill Us.A Talk by Wendy Schmidt.Thursday, Nov 14, 201...
11/13/2019
The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don’t Know About Oceans Can Kill Us

The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don’t Know About Oceans Can Kill Us.
A Talk by Wendy Schmidt.
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a reception at 5:30pm and the talk begins at 6:30pm.

Details and RSVP: https://eventbrite.com/e/the-low-down-on-the-high-seas-what-we-dont-know-about-oceans-can-kill-us-registration-78031254583
Use password "falkor" for access

Eventbrite - Division on Earth & Life Studies presents The Low Down on the High Seas: What We Don’t Know About Oceans Can Kill Us - Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Find event and registration information.

AGT+'s Government Science on Tap, Arlington VA and Webinar, Thurs, Nov 14, 6-9pm. Apps starting at 6pm while they last. ...
11/13/2019
Government Science on Tap Comes to Arlington, VA!

AGT+'s Government Science on Tap, Arlington VA and Webinar, Thurs, Nov 14, 6-9pm. Apps starting at 6pm while they last. Followed by a talk on the One Health paradigm at 7pm by ESP Dept Chair Dr. Alonso Aguirre. Webinar access on Zoom. Details and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/government-science-on-tap-comes-to-arlington-va-tickets-76460299815

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Government Science on Tap comes to Arlington VA!

This week's course flyers for Spring 2020 feature: SustainabilityCoral ReefsUrban Ecosystems
11/13/2019

This week's course flyers for Spring 2020 feature:

Sustainability
Coral Reefs
Urban Ecosystems

This week's seminar is on Thursday, Nov. 14 and our guest speaker is Jacques Oliver.
11/13/2019

This week's seminar is on Thursday, Nov. 14 and our guest speaker is Jacques Oliver.

This week's spring 2020 course flyers: Environmental Microbiology & Environmental Science Communication
11/09/2019

This week's spring 2020 course flyers:
Environmental Microbiology & Environmental Science Communication

TODAY is seminar day! Free pizza and drinks, so bring a friend.
11/07/2019

TODAY is seminar day! Free pizza and drinks, so bring a friend.

More Spring 2020 course flyers Dr. Lee Talbot and Dr. Diego Valderrama
11/06/2019

More Spring 2020 course flyers Dr. Lee Talbot and Dr. Diego Valderrama

11/02/2019
nmnh.typepad.com

ESP's longtime Lab Manager and recently enrolled PhD student Monica Marcelli is featured on pages 6-7 in the most recent issue of The Plant Press, a publication from the Botany department of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany & the U.S. National Herbarium.

https://nmnh.typepad.com/files/vol22no4.pdf

Introduction to One Health, Spring 2020.
10/31/2019

Introduction to One Health, Spring 2020.

From ESP graduate student Brittany Grouge (nee Shamenek):I returned home from my trip overseas to some wonderful news on...
10/30/2019

From ESP graduate student Brittany Grouge (nee Shamenek):

I returned home from my trip overseas to some wonderful news on the work I was doing with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office after the completion of my USFWS Directorate Fellows Program this summer. We tagged 1,000 monarch butterflies on their migration south, and the folks at the Field Office posted this on their social media and recognized GMU for my role in the work. See comments for more pics/video. Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Biologists & volunteers tagged 1,000 migrating monarch butterflies at Poplar Island as part of the Monarch Watch monitoring effort. Thanks to Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Department of Transportation; U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Maryland Environmental Service and George Mason University for your help!

Please join us tomorrow for a seminar with speaker Adam Shapiro from the U.S. Department of State.Wednesday, October 30,...
10/29/2019

Please join us tomorrow for a seminar with speaker Adam Shapiro from the U.S. Department of State.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Exploratory 3301
COMPLIMENTARY PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED

Study Abroad course for Spring Break 2020 in Roatan, Honduras with Dr. Esther Peters, Dr. Jennifer Salerno, and Dr. Tom ...
10/26/2019

Study Abroad course for Spring Break 2020 in Roatan, Honduras with Dr. Esther Peters, Dr. Jennifer Salerno, and Dr. Tom Wood. Coral Reef Ecology, Health, and Conservation. Applicable for Undergraduate and Graduate credit.

Check out our Spring 2020 upcoming course flyers - colorful and informative! EVPP 490/505 Food-Energy-Water Nexus, EVPP ...
10/24/2019

Check out our Spring 2020 upcoming course flyers - colorful and informative! EVPP 490/505 Food-Energy-Water Nexus, EVPP 432/533 Energy Policy, EVPP 490 Principles of Wildlife Ecology, and EVPP 445/545 Principles of Environmental Toxicology. #CoolClasses #MasonScience
College of Science at George Mason University

Congratulations to ESP alumnus Milton Muldrow (PhD, 2016) on being recognized as a DBT40 Honoree: https://www.delawarebu...
10/18/2019
DBT40 Honoree: Milton Muldrow - Delaware Business Times

Congratulations to ESP alumnus Milton Muldrow (PhD, 2016) on being recognized as a DBT40 Honoree:
https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.com/dbt40-2019-milton-muldrow/

Milton's TEDxDover Talks:
The Rise of Phantom Ecology https://youtu.be/nlEPfo5taOA
The New Era of Environmental Science https://youtu.be/0dgQwmvBM2w

Age:37 Professor and Chair, Biology and Environmental Science & Policy Department Wilmington University Introduce yourself: I am a professor at Wilmington University. Dr. Muldrow is the Chairman of the Science department and am also the founding chair of the Environmental Science & Policy and Biolog...

Oh, what's this? Free lunch? With the Dean of theCollege of Science at George Mason University?And other PhD students? T...
10/16/2019

Oh, what's this? Free lunch? With the Dean of the
College of Science at George Mason University?
And other PhD students?
Thank you, sign me up, right now. Wait, where???
Here 👇👇👇
RSVP to http://cos.gmu.edu/phdpizza

It's hard to believe but it's almost time to register for spring 2020 courses! Here are some course information flyers f...
10/16/2019

It's hard to believe but it's almost time to register for spring 2020 courses! Here are some course information flyers for EVPP courses to help you decide.

One of our talented undergraduates shares his wonderful time during a summer REU Internship in the Gulf of Maine.https:/...
10/11/2019
Student Story: REU Internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Environmental Science and Policy | George Mason University

One of our talented undergraduates shares his wonderful time during a summer REU Internship in the Gulf of Maine.

https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/10/student-story-reu-internship-at-the-gulf-of-maine-research-institute/

Over the summer , I was fortunate enough to intern at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a nonprofit in Portland, Maine that focuses on ecosystem-bas...

Jennifer Lewis is a PhD student in environmental science and policy, and co-producer of the documentary-film-in-progress...
10/04/2019
There are Still Wizards

Jennifer Lewis is a PhD student in environmental science and policy, and co-producer of the documentary-film-in-progress, "There are Still Wizards."

College of Science at George Mason University

We are proud to have been featured in The Center for Conservation Biology newsletter, covering OUR coverage of THEIR amazing work for our film (There are Still Wizards). The Center is under the direction of Dr. Bryan Watts of William & Mary and is a leader in bird conservation, in particular of bald eagles in Virginia. See story below:

https://ccbbirds.org/…/09/13/there-are-still-wizards-a-film/

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Lovejoy!Previous coverage: https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/09/dr-thomas-lovejoy-honored-as-virginias...
09/28/2019
Mason’s Thomas Lovejoy honored as a 2019 Virginia Outstanding Scientist

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Lovejoy!

Previous coverage: https://esp.gmu.edu/2019/09/dr-thomas-lovejoy-honored-as-virginias-outstanding-scientist/

College of Science at George Mason University

From left, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Volker Burkert of the Jefferson Lab, Mason's Thomas Lovejoy, and Mason President Anne Holton at the awards ceremony held at the Science Museum of Virginia. Burkert and Lovejoy were both recognized with 2019 Outstanding Scientist medals. Photo courtesy of the Science M...

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Check out this cool coral disease/histology research being conducted at GMU in Dr. Peters' lab! This article was written for NSH - National Society for Histotechnology's blog - Fixation on Histology.
Heads up for an upcoming conference in DC area
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Feb 2 - CHHS-sponsored movie. Time: 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Where: Johnson Center Cinema, Fairfax Campus
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