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Archive for March, 2014

UMass Arbor Team wins Arboriculture Competition

Posted: March 28th, 2014

During spring break the University of Massachusetts PLANET team traveled to FortCollins, CO to take part in the 2014 PLANET competition. The intercollegiate competition for students in Green Industry majors this year included 750 students from 65 colleges all across North America. The UMass Arboriculture Team, consisting of Luke Longstreeth (Dept. of Env. Cons. and […]

Alumnus, John Organ receives Receives Prestigious National Wildlife Conservation Award

Posted: March 28th, 2014

From the U.S. Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service Western MA Biologist Receives Prestigious National Wildlife Conservation Award John Organ, current Division Chief of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region and internationally respected biologist has received the Wildlife Management Institute’s 2014 George […]

Large Pelagics Research Center Scientists Follow 20 Tagged Leatherbacks Using Telemetry

Posted: March 21st, 2014

Courtesy: UMass News and Relations Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/tracking-endangered-leatherback-sea AMHERST, Mass. ­– A first-of-its-kind satellite tagging study of migrating New England leatherback turtles offers a greatly improved understanding of their seasonal high-use habitats, diving activity and response to key ocean and environmental features in relation to their search behavior. Leatherbacks are considered endangered species in all […]

The Large Pelagics Research Center’s Seminar Series Announced

Posted: March 20th, 2014

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PhD Student, MacKenzie Consoer, Receives Edith Robinson Scholarship

Posted: March 11th, 2014

MacKenzie (‘Kenzie’) Consoer, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Conservation, has been selectedas the 2014-15 recipient of the Edith Robinson Scholarship. Kenzie will receive a stipend, a waiver of tuition and curriculum fees. The Edith Robinson Scholarship, from the bequest of Edith Robinson, is for a continuing graduate student from Vermont or New […]