Ruth DeFries has a new paper in Science. E3B Ph.D.student Steve Wood, E3B affiliate and Earth
Institute Agricultural and Food Security Center's Cheryl Palm, and recent Sustainable Development
program grad Tal Anderman are among the co-authors. Please follow the link here
End of year E3B achievements letter from our Chair, Kevin Griffin, is posted HERE Please follow the link to see a sampling of the interesting work our students and faculty have been doing!
Congratulations to our terrific M.A. students! Graduating M.A. Students gave thesis presentations on May 12th
Please follow the link to see speakers and titles...LINK
Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development in E3B, Ruth DeFries, has just been named (May 8, 2015) one of the 16 winners of the 2015 President’s Global Innovation Fund grants. The purpose of the Fund is to support faculty who are developing projects that increase opportunities for research, teaching, and service around the world. Professor DeFries’ project is entitled “Collaborations for Developing the Science Base for Improved Air Quality in India”…For more information, please follow this LINK
Maria Diuk-Wasser, E3B's newest professor, is featured in the Spring 2015 Columbia News.
For details on her research, please follow this LINK
E3B Professor and Earth Institute Director Shahid Naeem was interviewed on SciTech Now recently,
and discussed the planet's sixth mass extinction. There are some beautiful photographs used as backdrop
to the piece. Please follow this LINK and go to the program entitled
Mass Extinction (Professor Naeem's interview begins 12:15 into that program).
E3B Professor Ruth DeFries wrote a piece for the New York Times column Dot Earth recently. Please click to read the article HERE
E3B Professor and DGS Maria Uriarte has been selected as a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow. She is among the 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists named as Fellows this year. The group was selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of their exceptional scientific qualifications, demonstrated leadership ability, and strong interest in sharing their knowledge beyond traditional academic audiences. The list of all the 2015 Fellows, and more information about the program is available at this LINK
Josh Drew, E3B Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor recently had a video come out on TED-Ed. Please follow this link to learn about hidden worlds within natural history museums LINK
E3B Professor Ruth DeFries has been awarded one of the American Association of Geographers highest honors, the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors Award for 2015. She is being recognized for the contributions that she has made to our understanding of the patterns and impacts of anthropogenic landscape change, and for her ability to link that research to larger international policy discussions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation. Read more HERE
E3B Professor Don Melnick published an op-ed in The New York Times on January 20, 2015. To read about carbon offsets, please follow this LINK
A loss in the E3B Family. We are sad to report the death of Dr. Kate McFadden on October 27, 2014. Kate earned her Ph.D. in E3B in 2004, and later taught in the department. Donations can be made to the World Wildlife Foundation in Kate's memory.
More information is available HERE.
New York State is acquiring a conservation easement for Black Rock Forest. This will protect the
3,800-acre preserve for both public use and scientific research. E3B Professor and Department Chair
Kevin Griffin is also President of the Black Rock Forest Consortium, which comprises two
dozen educational and cultural institutions, including Columbia University. You can read more HERE
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