Environmental Conservation & Organismic Evolutionary Biology Members Collaborate Research in UMass Article

There is an nice writeup of research on a paper in The Journal of Experimental Biology by Lonthair et al - Josh Lonthair (currently a lecturer in the Biology dept) and several other OEB folks - Students Estefany Argueta and John Swenson, and OEB faculty Lisa Komoroske, Brian Cheng, Steve McCormick.and Ben Letcher. Why Are Fish Getting Smaller as Waters Warm? Not Because of Their Gills, Finds Study Led by UMass Amherst : UMass Amherst Congrats to all for their wonderful work! ...
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Timothy Randhir Co-Authors Study About Elephants Affected by Climate Change

"Conservation of elephants requires a transboundary management approach to climate change mitigation, cooperation among conservation agencies, and effective partnerships with all relevant stakeholders for conservation," says authors Timothy R and Simon Nampindo (Wildlife Conservation Society Uganda). Full article: https://www.salon.com/2024/02/06/african-elephants-are-being-crushed-by-climate-change-causing-ripple-effects-through-their-herds/...
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Paul Catanzaro speaks with U. of Wisconsin SilviCast about Old Growth in forests

Paul Catanzaro, Professor and State Extension Forester, speaks on University of Wisconsin's SilviCast: "Putting the Old in Old Growth" about his work with Tony D'Amato on Restoring Old-Growth Characteristics in forests. The episode information can be found and listened to here: https://www3.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/WFC/Pages/Research-Development/old-growth-management.aspx...
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Position Available: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Position Available: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

We are very pleased to announce that the search for our new Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology has been fully approved! The following link is the job description: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/520604/assistant-professor-wildlife-ecology Search Committee: Chair- Nate Senner Faculty Representatives: Brian Cheng, Grace DiRenzo, Lena Fletcher & Curt Griffin Graduate/Post-doctoral Representatives: Grace Casselberry & Maina Handmaker We look forward to adding to our great team!!...
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Scott Jackson, Extension Professor, part of team that received a seed grant from the Institute of Diversity Sciences

July 20, 2023 UMass Amherst’s Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) recently announced that it has awarded five grants to multidisciplinary teams of researchers in its annual seed grant competition. The winning teams focus on health equity, environmental justice, the political implications of the “majority minority” narrative, learning equity and the impact of transportation inequities on Black maternal health. The goal of these grants is to support STEM research that addresses social problems with an equity angle. Awardees received a total of $82,032. Most 2023 grants averaged $15,000, while one grant, awarded to a partnership between IDS and the Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation, was for $25,000. Researchers supported by these grants came from 14 departments at UMass Amherst. Director of IDS, Nilanjana Dasgupta, director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences and Provost Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences says, “we are delighted to fund such wide-ranging research projects. Each project brings together faculty and students from two or more departments and colleges across UMass. We...
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