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Archive for November, 2013

Springfield, Boston Participate in Revising the Urban Site Index Model

Posted: November 26th, 2013

Under the direction of Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch of the Morton Arboretum, the Urban Site Index (USI) model – a field-based assessment protocol used to quantify the suitability of street planting sites – is currently being updated and expanded nationally. This “Revised” Urban Site Index (RUSI) will include a series of other important indicators including climate, […]

Wasps infesting, imperiling area’s black oaks

Posted: November 26th, 2013

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Charles Schweik featured in ‘Using Collective Knowledge for the Common Good’

Posted: November 25th, 2013

courtesy: http://www.umass.edu/researchnext/open-source Schweik has been recognized as one of the top 50 innovators in education for his cutting-edge use of open-source software in the classroom and as a research tool. You’ve heard about wicked problems. That is, problems like climate change and new drug discovery that are too big for any one person, organization, or country […]

Graduate Student Research Proposal Presentations Part II

Posted: November 21st, 2013

The Annual Research Concepts (ECO 601) Graduate Student Research Proposal Presentations will be held Friday, Dec 6th 9-11:45am and 1-2:30pm. Please mark your calendars. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many of the new graduate students in our department and support these students in their proposal phase. The 18 students are collectively proposing a […]

Graduate Student Research Proposal Presentations Part I

Posted: November 21st, 2013

The Annual Research Concepts (ECO 601) Graduate Student Research Proposal Presentations will be held Friday, Dec 6th 9-11:45am and 1-2:30pm. Please mark your calendars. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many of the new graduate students in our department and support these students in their proposal phase. The 18 students are collectively proposing a […]