Graduate Students Meghna Marjadi and Matthew Devine Win Awards at AFS Meeting

Graduate Students Meghna Marjadi and Matthew Devine Win Awards at AFS Meeting

Two ECo graduate students won presentation awards at the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society's Winter Science Meeting on January 14th, 2016 in Groton, Connecticut. Meghna Marjadi (MS thesis student, OEB) won the Best Student Presentation Award for her talk, "Evaluating reproductive strategies in alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) using pedigree reconstruction" (co-authored by Adrian Jordaan, Allison Roy, Benjamin Gahagan, and Andrew Whiteley). Matthew Devine (MS thesis student, ECo) won the Best Student Poster Award for his poster, "Optimal sampling effort for estimating juvenile alewife densities in freshwater lakes using a pelagic purse seine" (co-authored by Adrian Jordaan, Allison Roy, and Andrew Whiteley)....
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Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity

Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity

BCT Assistant Professor Simi Hoque's research into the "Integrated Urban Metabolism Analytical Tool" and her NSF CAREER award were just featured in a blog article on NextCity. Link: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/math-tool-big-data-planning-solution   Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/hoques-iumat-research-featured-on-nextcity/...
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National Arbor Day Foundation Designates UMass-Amherst a TreeCampus USA

National Arbor Day Foundation Designates UMass-Amherst a TreeCampus USA

Thanks to the hard work of UMass alumnus Todd Beals and alumna Mollie Freilicher, UMass-Amherst is now a TreeCampus USA, a designation of the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Without proper planning and maintenance, it’s impossible to maximize the benefits that campus trees provide. Anyone interested in helping out with Arbor Day (4/29/16) events on campus (tree planting and pruning) or participating in a tree walk around campus, please contact Brian Kane <bkane@eco.umass.edu>....
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Spencer Weinstein, NRC Undergrad Won Best Oral Presentation

Spencer Weinstein, a senior undergrad NRC student, won first place for the Best Oral Presentation in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the 2016 Emerging Researchers National Conference In STEM (http://www.emerging-researchers.org/), which was Feb 25-27 in Washington, DC. Her presentation was based on her summer REU at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science....
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