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  • Fall Course - ENVS 89 Forest Biogeochemistry

    This course is ideal for someone planning to continue as a researcher in forest ecosystems, and for someone looking to apply forest ecosystem principles in the policy realm. In Fall, 2016, we will include a section on applied forest biogeochemistry, which will entail understanding the relative ro

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  • Ted Levin - October 13, 2016

    Please join us as nature writer Ted Levin reads from his new work America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake and discusses the joys and frustrations of befriending a venomous reptile.

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  • President Hanlon's Arctic Voyage with Ross Virginia

    President Hanlon and Gail Gentes will be part of a 10-day expedition to Greenland and the Arctic Circle led by Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and the director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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  • ENVS 15 Class Project Exhibit at Rauner

    June 29 - September 2, 2016, "We Look for the Light from Within: Shackleton's Indomitable Spirit."  Check out the exhibit at the Rauner Special Collections Library in collaboration with Ross Virginia's ENVS 15 class.

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  • ENVS Senior Thesis Presentations - June 1, 2016

    Join us for the ENVS Senior Thesis Presentations on Wednesday, June 1, at 3:00 PM in 101 Fairchild.  Featuring Lauren Buchanan, Alison Dyer, Thora Olsen, and Vicky Pan.  (pictured: Prof Howarth, Lucia Pohlman '15, Sarah Caughey '15, Prof Cox)

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  • A Quest for Earth-Friendly Systems

    With support of a $500,000 grant from the USDA, Professor Anne Kapuscinski, Research Assistant Professor Pallab Sarker, and their research team are working on how to solve some fundamental problems facing aquaculture, which is the world's fastest-growing good industry.

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  • Andy Friedland, Lisa Hogarty Chair Sustainability Task Force

    President Phil Hanlon ’77 today announced the appointment of a Sustainability Task Force that will build on the significant progress the College has already made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working toward a transition to renewable sources of energy to heat campus buildings.

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Recent Publications

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  • Towards sustainable aquafeeds: complete substitution of fish oil with marine microalga Schizochytrium sp. improves growth and fa

    Pallab Sarker, Anne R. Kapuscinski, A. Lanois, E. Livesey, K. Bernhard, M. Coley

    PLOS ONE, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156684 (2016)

  • Mineral soil carbon pool responses to forest clearing in Northeastern hardwood forests

    Chelsea L. Petrenko, Andrew J. Friedland

    Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12221 (2015)

  • The Action Cycle/Structural Context Framework: A Fisheries Application

    D.G. Webster

    Ecology and Society 20(1): 33 (2015)

  • Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and US Bureau of Reclamation

    Christopher S. Sneddon

    University of Chicago Press. (2015)