ECo graduate student, Julianne Rosset Wins Best Oral Presentation

ECo graduate student, Julianne Rosset Wins Best Oral Presentation

Julianne Rosset, co-advised by Dr. Adrian Jordaan and  Dr. Allison Roy,  wins best oral presentation at the Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium. Julianne presented a talk on "Life history characteristics of alewife  (Alosa pseudoharengus) in freshwater environments", one of 17 oral presentations. ECo was very well represented at the symposium. Congratulations to all the  participants for a great day of oral and poster presentations. Julianne's abstract: Life history characteristics of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in freshwater environments Julianne Rosset – Environmental Conservation Every spring, alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) begin their annual spawning run into lakes and ponds along the northeastern coast of the United States and Canada.  Adults provide a significant source of marine-derived nutrients to freshwater systems and young of year act as an important food source for piscivorous fish.  Over the past two centuries, coastal migratory alewife populations have drastically declined due to habitat degradation, overfishing, and the blockage of critical spawning rivers by dams.  Alewife populations are typically assessed by counting adult fish as they enter...
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Ezra Markowitz Selected as a Fellow for the “NSF-funded Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program”

Ezra Markowitz Selected as a Fellow for the “NSF-funded Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program”

Ezra was just selected as a fellow for the NSF-funded Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program. This program fosters research that is crucial to advancing knowledge in the hazards/disasters/risk field, as well as ensuring that the next generation of interdisciplinary scholars has a foundation for development. The overall goal of the Program is to support the career development of an interdisciplinary cohort of scholars working in the hazards and disasters field at research universities. Ten leading scholars will provide mentoring in hazards and disasters research for up to 20 competitively selected fellows....
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Ben Weil and Peggi Clouston collaborated on new NSF $810,000

Ben Weil and Peggi Clouston collaborated on new NSF $810,000

Ben Weil and Peggi Clouston collaborated with John Gerber on a  successful new NSF $810,000 grant to Holyoke Community College, in partnership with UMass Amherst and Hampshire College. The mission is to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture and share new resources that will benefit students at all three schools. http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/nsf-grant-funds-clean-energy-sustainable...
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UMass reviews environmental impact of proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

UMass reviews environmental impact of proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Courtesy of Gazettnet.com By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff Monday, November 10, 2014 (Published in print: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The University of Massachusetts is reviewing the state’s environmental resources that could be affected by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed 128-mile route across the state. The university’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment plans to issue a series of reports beginning this month that will put the environmental impact of the company’s proposal in context, according to Scott Jackson, associate professor of Environmental Conservation. The analysis was requested by state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, who as the expected next Senate president would play a leadership role if the Legislature votes on whether to allow the $4 billion project to cross state-owned conservation land under the provisions of Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. In a filing last week with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline described its preferred route through Plainfield and nine Franklin County towns as requiring 91 miles of new right-of-way and 37 miles...
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