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Archive for May, 2013

2013 ECo Photo Contest

Posted: May 31st, 2013

Maili Page organized the 2013 ECo photo contest. Participants were invited to submit photos under various environmental categories and later the ECo community voted on the winners. Please click to see winning photos: 2013 Photos  

Charles Schweik co-authored open access article in effort to save students money

Posted: May 22nd, 2013

Schreyer tests Live Oak wood for Smithsonian Channel’s show

Posted: May 21st, 2013

As part of a documentary on the background behind Peter Weir’s maritime masterpiece, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”, Alexander Schreyer (Lecturer and Assistant Program Director in BCT) conducted several tests on Live Oak, a wood species that gave the USS Constitution the nickname “Old Ironsides”. In these tests, which were filmed by the production company Blink Films […]

Informing Community Decisions Through the Inventory of Local Lands Course

Posted: May 21st, 2013

Many communities in Massachusetts own land, but the citizens aren’t always sure what types of natural resources are on it or what their conservation options are.  This spring semester, the “Natural Resources Inventory of Local Lands” class developed natural resource inventories for the 53-acre Bill Rivers Conservation Area in the town of Leverett and a […]

UMass fisheries biology alumnus John O’Leary has been appointed to climate change advisory committee

Posted: May 20th, 2013

UMass Fisheries Biology alumnus John O’Leary, 1974 AS, 1977 BS, 1984 MS has been appointed by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel to a newly created federal advisory committee on climate change adaptation science. John is a staff member of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) See below full federal press release:   […]