The Times of India has coverage (02/20/2014) of a
three-day symposium that was held on the Kanha-Pench Landscape
at Mocha, in the Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh, India. The
meeting "...was aimed to foster communication, identify research gaps
and priorities, and develop a shared vision for science-based conservation
in the landscape in central India which is of national and global importance
for a substantial proportion of the tiger population along with other
endangered species." The symposium was organized by a team that includes
E3B's own Chair, Ruth DeFries, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Pinki Mondal,
and Ph.D. student Meghna Agarwala. Please see link HERE.
The Columbia College Annual Report includes an article on
Columbia's Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya Program
that was started by E3B Professor Dustin Rubenstein. Molly Priester,
a senior majoring in Environmental Biology at E3B, is featured in the article.
Please follow the link HERE.
E3B Grad student Stephen Wood, recently (January 2014) had two articles published
and was awarded a United States Agency for International
Development/Feed the Future Borlaug Food Security Fellowship.
His two articles are "The impact of climate change on agricultural net
revenue: a case study in the Fouta Djallon, West Africa," which
appeared in Environment and Development Economics, and
"Smallholder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability
across multiple regions," which appeared in Global Environmental
Change, co-authored by Meha Jain, an E3B Ph.D. student, and Ruth DeFries,
Chair of E3B. Please click here:
Josh Drew, E3B's M.A. Program Advisor and Lecturer
has recently (December 2013) been awarded a grant by
The Mindlin Foundation. The project title is
"The Conservation and Phylogeny of Fijian Coral Reefs"
Jill Shapiro, E3B Senior Lecturer and Major Advisor for the
Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species undergraduate program,
is pleased two announce that two of her students have just been elected
to Junior Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations to Evelyn Jagoda and
Margarete Diaz Cuadros!
Interested in where our alumni PhD students are now?