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Archive for May, 2011

Dr. Brian Kane receives International Society of Arboriculture’s 2011 Early-Career Scientist Award

Posted: May 20th, 2011

The Awards Committee of the International Society of Arboriculture has selected Brian Kane as the recipient of the 2011 Early-Career Scientist Award from the Society.  This award is granted to individuals who show exceptional promise, with high potential to become an internationally-recognized scientist.

Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Colleagues Discover Previously Unknown Bonefish Spawning Location

Posted: May 19th, 2011

From In the Loop “UMass Amherst Expert Discovers Previously Unknown Bonefish Spawning Location―They Do It Offshore” May 18, 2011 Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – Though bonefish are one of the most sought-after tropical sport fish in the world, drawing thousands of anglers to Caribbean waters every season, until recently the only information scientists […]

Natural Resource Conservation students provide inventory assistance to The Trustees of Reservations

Posted: May 17th, 2011

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR:   http://www.thetrustees.org/)   turned to the UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation this semester seeking assistance in conducting a natural resource inventory  on a newly acquired property in nearby North Hadley,  just west of campus and within sight of Holdsworth Hall. The Trustees own over 100 properties throughout Massachusetts, amounting to almost […]

Awards Picnic 2011 – Photos Posted

Posted: May 5th, 2011

Everyone had fun at the awards picnic yesterday. Congratulations to the award recipients! And great job with the BBQ to the NAHB student team! Photos are on the ECO facebook page.

ECo Helps Community Leaders Increase Forest Conservation

Posted: May 3rd, 2011

How does the does the ECo Department impact the communities of Massachusetts?  One way is through the Keystone Project, an effort of Professor and State Extension Forester Dave Kittredge and Forest Resources Specialist Paul Catanzaro and assisted this year by graduate student Kate Losey. The Keystone Project, formerly Coverts, trains 20-25 landowners and community leaders […]