Show your support for the Rutgers University EcoGSA by pre-ordering one of our new T-shirts! The colors will come in black, red, navy and forest green, and the lettering will be in white. We can order any size (including youth) as long as it's part of this pre-order. Final cost will depend on how many shirts are ordered, but we will try to keep the cost between $12 and $20.
Head to this link to see the design and place your order.
Congratulations to Rutgers E&E doctoral student Johnny Quispe on being named a 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award winner! The award comes from the Ecological Society of America. As part of being named a 2018 recipient Jonny will travel to Washington D.C. and learn about obtaining federal funding in science, meet with legislators, will discuss environmental policy with legislators on behalf of science researchers! Johnny's research focuses on sea level rise and how it may impact coastal communities and wetlands. Congrats Johnny!
Join us to congratulate Rutgers LA and Ecology and Evolution Graduate Professor JeanMarie Hartman and her Lab: Both of her Ph.D. students – Kate Douthat and Johnny Quispe - received highly competitive scholarships.
Kate’s comes from the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and names her a Botany In Action Fellow. Kate’s project is titled “The Plant Communities of Stormwater Detention Basins in New Jersey: Types, Landscapes, and Local Drivers”
Johnny’s comes from the Garden Club of America and Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He has been awarded the 2018 GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies. Johnny’s project is titled “ Submergence or Survival? The Role ofPhragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in the Survival of Tidal Marshes”
Awesome work you two!!
Head over to the Washington Post to catch up on Jennifer Blake-Mahmud's latest research! The paper, originally published in the journal Trees: Structure and Function, explores trees that change sex expression over the course of their lives.
Congrats to Alexandrea Safiq, PhD candidate in Rutgers E&E! Alex's new article in Scientific American discusses the federal proposal to eliminate the Marine Mammal Commission.
Read the full article here: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/zero-dollars-for-marine-mammals/
The Ecology and Evolution Graduate Student Association is accepting donations of used books for our Book Sale fundraiser which is held annually at Ag Field Day/Rutgers Day on Cook Campus! The funds raised are used to support graduate student research awards, activities, science outreach, and professional development with our department.
We accept books year-round in any condition and amount (especially children's books!) but are not in need of magazines, journals, or VHS tapes.
UPDATED FOR THIS YEAR: We have changed the drop-off location! Please drop off your books at the Plant Physiology Building, Cook Campus, located on College Farm Road near Foran Hall and Lipman Hall. The main door of Plant Phys is open 9-5, M-F. Please leave the books on the first floor in the room just to the right of the front door.
See the attached map for location of the building (outlined in blue), the nearest potential parking spots (red dashed line; beware! some spots are for visitors with day-passes, others are just for Faculty/Staff), and the path to the front door from those spots (black dashed line and arrow).
Please contact Lauren Frazee directly at lauren.frazee at rutgers.edu if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you again for your support,
Rachel Paseka has recently published new research in The Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. It's available now by following this link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17303322. The article is titled "New evidence of ancient parasitism among Late Archaic and Ancestral Puebloan residents of Chaco Canyon." Congrats, Rachel!
Congrats to Johnny Quispe who was recently selected to receive the Rising TIDES award from the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) in November 2017. The Rising TIDES award helped Johnny and his advisor attend the annual CERF conference and provides continued support and mentorship opportunities throughout the year. Read more about Johnny's achievement here. Congrats, Johnny!
We seek to further the social, cultural, academic and research interests of the students in the graduate program in Ecology and Evolution and act as an link between the graduate students and the faculty.