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Archive for May, 2012

Doctoral Researcher, Jennifer McCarthy Photographs Rare Sumatran Striped Rabbit

Posted: May 30th, 2012

Courtesy: In the Loop Using camera traps, wildlife researchers including doctoral candidate Jennifer McCarthy and Environmental Conservation professor Todd Fuller, recently captured photographs of one of the rarest animals on earth, the Sumatran striped rabbit. They say it may now be found only in two remote national parks on the Indonesian island. Their pictures and […]

Susannah Lerman Leads UMass Amherst Neighborhood Nestwatch

Posted: May 29th, 2012

Courtesy: In the Loop May 23, 2012 Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – A citizen science project to study nesting populations of common backyard songbirds started recently as researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst began visiting the yards of 60 volunteer families across western Massachusetts for the “Neighborhood Nestwatch” project. It is a […]

Independence Day

Posted: May 29th, 2012

Campus Closed

Tracking Study Reveals Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Migration, Habitat Details

Posted: May 23rd, 2012

Courtesy In the Loop  New fish-tagging studies of young bluefin tuna in Atlantic waters off New England by campus researchers are offering the first fishery-independent, year-round data on dispersal patterns and habitat use for the popular game fish. The availability of miniaturized pop-up satellite tags suitable for smaller (two- to five-year-old) fish helped make the […]

UMASS Environmental Conservation Team delivers Recirculating Aquaculture Workshop in Uganda

Posted: May 23rd, 2012

May 23, 2012 – Kampala, Uganda – UMASS Environmental Conservation Team delivers Recirculating Aquaculture Workshop in Uganda – Dr. James Webb, a Post-Doc in the Department of Environmental Conservation has developed, and is leading a workshop for stakeholders interested in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems in Uganda. Fish make up an important component of food consumption in […]