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Archive for January, 2012

UMass Amherst Ecologists among the First to Record and Study Deep-sea Fish Noises

Posted: January 31st, 2012

Contact: Janet Lathrop from Umass Office of News and Media Relations 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor about 2,237 feet (682 meters) below the North Atlantic. With recording technology now […]

Danylchuk featured in new documentary ‘Fish Meat’

Posted: January 13th, 2012

Provided by In the Loop A new documentary, “Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely,” by eco-filmmaker Ted Caplow and featuring fish ecologist Andy Danylchuk of the Environmental Conservation Department, debuts this week at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema near Palm Springs, Calif. The film exposes some pitfalls of modern aquaculture and the plight of […]

Bethany Bradley Leads Analysis of New Invasive Plant Species

Posted: January 6th, 2012

Provided by: In the Loop http://www.umass.edu/loop/talkingpoints/articles/144093.php Ecologists call for screening to prevent a new wave of invasive plant species Just when you thought you might have heard the worst of global warming propects, add this to the list: invasive plants . . . invasions that make kudzu Oriental bittersweet and purple loosestrife look like . […]

Seminar: “The importance and power of working with volunteers to advance conservation at the local level” – 105 Holdsworth

Posted: January 5th, 2012

Case Studies in Conservation – NRC 597C Seminars meet Tuesdays from 4-5:15 , in Holdsworth Hall 105 Speaker: Sonya LeClair – Programs Coordinator, New England Forestry Foundation  

Seminar: “Conservation at a regional scale through organizational partnerships” – Room 105 Holdsworth

Posted: January 5th, 2012

Case Studies in Conservation – NRC 597C Seminars meet Tuesdays from 4-5:15 , in Holdsworth Hall 105 Speaker: Tyler Van Fleet, MassConn Partnership