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Archive for January, 2014

Spring 2014 Seminar Series Announced

Posted: January 21st, 2014

Dept. Head Curt Griffin has been elected as chair of the International Programs Committee of the National Association of University Fish & Wildlife Programs (NAUFWP)

Posted: January 21st, 2014

Department Head Curt Griffin has been elected as chair of the International Programs Committee of the National Association of University Fish & Wildlife Programs (NAUFWP) and will serve on the executive committee.  The NAUFWP represents approximately 44 university programs and their 440 faculty members, scientists, and extension specialists and over 9,200 undergraduates and graduate students working to enhance the science […]

Paul Catanzaro receives $400K MA DCR grant for conservation-based estate planning initiative

Posted: January 13th, 2014

Paul Catanzaro receives  3-year, $400,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation.  The grant will fund a conservation-based estate planning initiative to inform the decisions of landowners regarding the future of their land with the goal of maintaining our Commonwealth’s critical open space.  Paul will be collaborating on this project with Franklin Land Trust and […]

Susannah Lerman’s publication featured in the Guardian

Posted: January 10th, 2014

Susannah Lerman’s recent publication (co-authored with Keith, Dave King and Steve DeStefano, and Dave Nowak [USFS] and Todd Jones-Farrand [USFWS]) was featured in an article in the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/06/us-cities-urban-wildlife  

Bethany Bradley receives NASA Terrestrial Ecology program grant

Posted: January 9th, 2014

Assistant Professor, Bethany Bradley receives grant from NASA’s  Terrestrial Ecology program.  The research is a collaboration between UMass, Penn State and University of Idaho. The study focuses on the interactions between non-native cheatgrass invasion, fire and climate in the western U.S. Bethany will receive approximately $200k over 3 years.