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Archive for February, 2014

Meet the 2014 Cree Culture Participants

Posted: February 28th, 2014

Dr. Paul Barten instructs this small, interdisciplinary course which combines reading and group discussions, a winter camping trip with a Cree family in northern Quebec (during Spring Recess), and an individual term project and essay to explore (1) traditional and contemporary Cree culture, (2) the local, regional, and international use of natural resources (wood fiber, […]

Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Posted: February 26th, 2014

Students are encouraged to seek out research experience while pursuing their undergraduate degree. Students desiring a research experience should review the list of faculty research projects provided below and see what opportunities are available. Students must contact faculty directly to express their interest and get more information. Students may earn academic credit for their research […]

Graduate Student, Javier Sabogal receives Eugene M. Isenberg Scholarship

Posted: February 24th, 2014

Courtesy of UMass News and Media Office Ten graduate students have received Eugene M. Isenberg Awards for the spring semester. Eugene M. Isenberg, a 1950 alumnus and retired CEO of Nabors Industries, Inc, and his wife Ronnie, established the gift. The scholarships are awarded to graduate students who demonstrate academic merit and a commitment to […]

Identification of Northeastern Nomada Workshop Announced

Posted: February 18th, 2014

Identification of Northeastern Nomada Workshop Nomada imbricate, female. Photo by Sam Droege       Course Dates:  March 16-18, 2014 Course Location:  University of Massachusetts – Amherst Course Leaders:  Sam Droege (USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center), Sophie Cardinal, Ph.D (Canadian National Collection of Insects) Course limit:  18 participants Registration:  contact to register   Course […]

Paige Warren’s NSF Research Coordination Network grant collaboration, “A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers”

Posted: February 18th, 2014

Cities are often thought of as concrete jungles, not capable of supporting biodiversity. In this study, we examined the birds in 54 cities and plants in 110 cities worldwide. We found that cities support surprisingly high numbers of plant and bird species. However, cities have also lost significant biodiversity with urbanization. The most common species […]