Lena Fletcher, Ezra Markowitz, and Rick Harper Selected for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships

Lena Fletcher, Ezra Markowitz, and Rick Harper Selected for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships

Congratulations!! Three Eco faculty, Lena Fletcher, Ezra Markowitz and Rick Harper, were selected for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships for 2015.  These fellowships provide our faculty with a forum and support to incorporate service-learning into their courses and help students make significant contributions to the larger community. The University’s new strategic plan places strong priorities on student learning—including civic learning—and on community engagement. ...
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New Techniques for Estimating Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reproduction 

New Techniques for Estimating Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reproduction 

Courtesy: UMass News and Media Relations  December 2, 2014 Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 UMass Amherst Research Suggests More Accurate Stock Assessments are Possible AMHERST, Mass. – Using a new approach for determining the age at sexual maturity for wild stocks of western Atlantic bluefin tuna, researchers led by Molly Lutcavage of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Gilad Heinisch of Israel’s Oceanographic and Limnological Research Center, suggest that these fish mature at a considerably younger age than currently assumed. These findings could lead to changes in how fisheries scientists estimate the population. Lutcavage says, “Whether a bluefin tuna or cod, for realistic fish stock assessments it’s important to know at what age, where, when and how often fish spawn. Here in Gloucester and New England, it’s painfully clear from the groundfish management crisis that fisheries scientists and managers must get these basics right.” In their study published recently in Nature’s online open-access journal Scientific Reports, Lutcavage, a fisheries oceanographer and director of the Large Pelagics Research...
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ECo and Stockbridge Students Rank in 2014 Tree Care Industry Association Competition

ECo and Stockbridge Students Rank in 2014 Tree Care Industry Association Competition

The results are in from the 2014 TCI Expo Student Competition. In the Collegiate Woman's Division Nicolette Eicholtz (Stockbridge 2014 / NRC - UF 2016) was in first place for the Work Climb,  Safety Gear Check  & overall first place in the women's division. Robert Golden (Stockbridge 2015) was first place in the Safety Gear Check, mens division. For results see TCIA web site below: http://expo2014.tcia.org/students/2014-scores...
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