Undergraduate, Jessica Lajoie Receives AFS Award

Jessica Lajoie, a senior biology major, completed an independent study titled, 'Occurrence, abundance and developmental stage of a parasitic nematode in juvenile bluefish inhabiting the the Hudson River estuary, 2010' Jessica presented her poster at the January 20, 2011 meeting of the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and it was selected as the recipient of the chapter's Best Student Poster Award. Of the many student presenters, Jessica was the only undergraduate presenter! The award consists of a monetary sum from the Chapter and a certificate to recognize the achievement.  She will be presented the award and certificate during a ceremony at the next Southern New England Chapter meeting. Her poster will be adjacent to Holdsworth 112 for anyone interested in viewing it....
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Family Forest Research Center Science Retreat

Members of the Family Forest Research Center (FFRC), a joint venture between the USDA Forest Service and UMass Amherst, met on January 18-20 in Holdsworth Hall for a long-range planning retreat to map out research aimed at learning more about family forest owner behaviors and the resulting effect on forested landscapes nationwide. Scientists from Forest Service research labs in Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Vermont joined FFRC staff, UMass faculty, and participating faculty from Utah State University to review ongoing projects and design new ones. Since almost half the nation's forest is owned by hundreds of thousands of private families and individuals, an improved understanding of their motivations, concerns, and behaviors will contribute to improved and more effective policy and conservation at the landscape scale.  For more information, see: http://www.familyforestresearchcenter.org/index.html Participating FFRC members included: Brett Butler, USDA Forest Service David Kittredge, UMass Amherst Paul Catanzaro, UMass Amherst Jaketon Hewes, UMass Amherst Marla Lindsay, UMass Amherst Tyler Van Fleet, UMass Amherst Kate Losey, UMass Amherst Marla Emery, USDA Forest Service,...
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Professor Patterson named winner

NORTHEAST REGION, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Five Named Winners Of Regional Natural Resource Awards Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has announced the winners of the Regional Director's Natural Resource Awards.  The awards recognize outstanding contributions to natural resource stewardship in five categories, including park management, resource management, maintenance, and research. Winners in the 13-state northeast region are nominated for the same awards at the national level. These winners represent the best efforts to preserve our natural resources at parks throughout the northeast region, said Reidenbach. Whether facing the challenges of energy conservation or threats to habitats, good science results in management decisions that help protect our parks. William A. Patterson, III, recently retired Professor of Forest Ecology, received the award for Natural Science  Research.  Patterson has authored or co-authored over 70 articles, including 19 that specifically address forestry, wildfire or ecological issues at national parks. For the last 30 years, Dr. Patterson's leadership in the northeast wildland and prescribed fire research field...
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SEMINAR: “Public Participation in Ecological Research: Promoting Collaborative Science and Learning” Room 305 Holdsworth

    Department of Environmental Conservation's Spring 2011 Seminar Series Room 305 Holdsworth Hall "Public Participation in Ecological Research: Promoting Collaborative Science and Learning" - Rebecca Jordan, Rutger's University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources"...
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