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Former Department Head Don Arganbright Passed Away

Posted: October 17th, 2018

Don Arganbright passed away in September. Don was our department head from 1986 to 1996.  Although Don’s background was in Wood Technology, he played a major leadership role in shaping our department into what it is today – a multidisciplinary community dedicated to training the next generation of scholars and practitioners in environmental conservation. Orbituary  […]

8th Annual Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium

Posted: October 16th, 2018
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Urban Forest Strike Team Partnership Receives Honor Award from the U.S. Forest Service

Posted: September 19th, 2018
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The Urban Forest Strike Team (UFST) Partnership has been awarded a 2017 Honor Award by the U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region/Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, for “Delivering Benefits to the American People.” Kathleen Atkinson, Area Director and Regional Forester for the Eastern Region, presented the Honor awards at an event in Milwaukee on February […]

Alison Bates Co-awarded NSF Grant for Multi-disciplinary Offshore Wind Study

Posted: September 19th, 2018
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Courtesy of College of Natural Sciences        Multi-disciplinary group developing infrastructure for offshore wind  September 17, 2018 A team of scientists including Alison Bates, environmental conservation and School of Earth & Sustainability, and Sanjay Arwade, civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded an NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) Planning Grant to identify with industry partners the key priorities for offshore wind.  The project brings together those with […]

PhD Student, Tanya Lama Helps Create First-ever Whole Genome for the Canada Lynx

Posted: September 14th, 2018
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Click on for full story:        Jennifer Vashon of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, left, and UMass lynx team coordinator, Tanya Lama, with an adult male lynx from northern Maine whose DNA was used to create first-ever whole genome for the species. The lynx has since been released to the wild. […]