ES Events and News: Reflections of ES student summer internships; Dr. Kathleen Weathers to speak; Check out the newly updated ES website; Welcome to Prof. Denise Bruesewitz; Office shuffle
Around Campus: Oak Fellow welcome reception
Beyond Campus:Evening for the Environment, Carol Browner keynote
In the News: Maine Loon study; New Mexico carbon emissions program to be considered on a voluntary basis
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Prof. Philip Nyhus to host an information session on grad school and scholarships
Jobs and Internships: Stay tuned for opportunities
Upcoming ES Events
ES Lunch Lecture Series Starts
ES students reflect on summer internships
Wednesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. (lunch) 12 - 1 p.m. presentations
Fairchild Room, Dana
The Environmental Studies program has summer stipend funds available for majors. The students we funded for summer 2012 and a few from Jan 2012 will be highlighting their experiences at varied institutions including:
Clean Water Action, Boston
The New England Aquarium, Boston
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Boston
Maine Coast Botanic Gardens, Maine
Bejing Normal University, China
Research work with Dr. Travis Reynolds, Ethiopia
Biodiversity Research Institute, Maine
ES Evening Lecture Series Gets Underway on Sept 18th
Ecological Puzzles and a Passion for Lakes: How cyanobacteria, sensors, and cyberinfrastucture, helped launch scientists and citizens into 21st century experiment.
Dr. Kathleen Weathers, CARY Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 7 p.m., Olin 1
Freshwater ecosystems, especially lakes, have long inspired human interest, passion, and investment. Understanding how lake ecosystems function in the face of global change is also a topic of intense interest for researchers and citizens alike. Using a case study from New Hampshire, this talk will illustrate some ecological puzzles for freshwater lakes in New England. It will also demonstrate how citizens, students, and scientists have formed remarkable partnerships to advance understanding of lakes around the world.
Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers received her MFS degree from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Ecology from Rutgers University. She is currently a Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, and Research Director with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, New Hampshire.
Check out the hip and happening ES Program Website
It is full of great information for majors, minors and non-majors too!
Welcome to Denise Bruesewitz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor Denise Bruesewitz is interested in how human activities alter aquatic ecosystem function. Specifically, she studies nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon cycling in aquatic ecosystems with the goal of understanding how ecosystem function and ecosystem services change in response to human activities. Her ongoing projects include understanding how restored oyster reefs in New York City mitigate nutrient pollution, how lakes across the globe process carbon, and determining how rivers and estuaries in south Texas respond to drought and storms. At Colby, she will build upon ongoing research in the Belgrade Lakes, as well as local streams and rivers, with a focus on carbon and nutrient cycling in these aquatic systems.
Stop by and say hi, you can find here in Olin 226.
Office Shuffle in ES
Some of you may have already figure out that Gail Carlson and I have moved down to the first floor of Diamond and Loren McClenachan has moved up to the second floor.
Gail is Diamond 110a
Lia is Diamond 110 b
Loren is Diamond 208
Welcome reception for Oak Fellow
On Thursday, September 13, the Oak Institute will host a reception (with food and drink) to welcome our 2012 Oak Fellow, Zandile Nhlengetwa, who will be in residence at Colby for the fall semester. All faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend, especially those who have been involved with Oak in the past and anyone interested in becoming involved in the future. Prof. Ken Rodman, director of the Oak Institute, will introduce Zandile, who will also offer brief remarks. This gathering, which will take place in SSWAC's Parker Reed Room from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., is an opportunity to meet Zandile and chat with one another as the academic year gets underway. Please join us!
Maine Evening for the Environment- Oct 18, Carol Browner, Keynote
In the News
Nesting Loons Help Researchers Track Toxins
Scientists have found that the aquatic birds are good indicators of toxins in the environment. That's why researchers have taken to the waters of western Maine for what's believed to be the longest-running loon monitoring study in North America.
New Mexico Carbon Emissions Program To Be Considered On A Voluntary Basis
New Mexico regulators on Thursday set the stage for a discussion that could result in a novel program aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The Public Regulation Commission agreed to schedule workshops to consider a proposal that would allow electric utilities to voluntarily opt to reduce carbon emissions from their generating stations by 3 percent a year starting as soon as 2014.
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School Opportunities
Information session coming soon
It is NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about opportunities out there specifically geared towards ES students. Prof. Philip Nyhus will be doing a presentation on scholarship/fellowship and grad school opportunities on Tuesday, Sept 25th at 7pm in Olin 1.
Jobs and Internships