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2021 WASHINGTON BIOLOGISTS’ FIELD CLUB RESEARCH AWARDS COMPETITION

Purpose: The Washington Biologists’ Field Club (WBFC), organized in 1900, annually provides competitive grants to support field research on the natural history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. The WBFC welcomes proposals that consider aspects of natural history, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, or environmental issues. Studies focusing on organisms occurring on Plummers Island, Maryland, […]

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NPS posts new videos about parks in the history of science

The National Park Service has published online two new videos about parks that have played important roles in the history of science. One features Everglades National Park, where Dan Simberloff conducted an experiment 50 years ago that tested MacArthur & Wilson’s model for why islands of different sizes and distances contain different numbers of species. […]

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NPS, ESA to host webinar on science interpretation in parks June 4

On June 4, 2020, at 2:00PM ET, the National Park Service and the Ecological Society of America will host a webinar on how scientists and NPS interpreters can collaborate to communicate about current scientific research in parks. The speakers — a mix of park interpreters and external research scientists — will highlight examples from Acadia, […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Workshop for Ph.D. Students

Deadline: Jan 21, 2020 Workshop Dates: March 24–27, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland Overview The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the Ecological Society of America’s Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program invites PhD students from a wide range of under-represented experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to attend an interactive, skill-building workshop […]

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University System of Maryland Students Present at ESA 2019 Annual Meeting

This summer, students from the University System of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) program presented at the 2019 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  Students presented findings from a 2017 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) project funded by the National Park Service (NPS), which engaged students in researching and writing original articles […]

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2020 Washington Biologists’ Field Club Research Awards Competition

Purpose: The Washington Biologists’ Field Club (WBFC), organized in 1900, annually provides competitive grants to support field research on the natural history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. The WBFC welcomes proposals that consider aspects of natural history, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, or environmental issues. Studies focusing on organisms occurring on Plummer s Island, […]

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American Eel within the Delaware River

The project described in this article was funded by the National Park Service through the Chesapeake Watershed CESU.  By: Sarah Stalcup, Drexel University In an effort to better understand the age, health, and distribution of juvenile American eel populations in the Delaware River, scientists at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University (ANSDU) have […]

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Report on Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) released a new report entitled, ‘Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed: State of the Knowledge, Data Gaps, and Relationship to Management Goals’.  This report provides a summary of the proceedings of a STAC-sponsored workshop on the state of the research, data needs, methodologies, and […]

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NPS releases RFPs for four programs

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service is now accepting applications for four grant programs through the Historic Preservation Fund: $14.5 million is available in funding for the 2019 African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant program, $8 million for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) grant program, $13 […]

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