Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Brooke Maslo Receives Women & Wildlife Award
Congratulations to Dr. Brooke Maslo, who has just been awarded a Women & Wildlife Award from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey! The awards celebrate "outstanding women for their achievements and advances in protecting New Jersey's endangered and threatened wildlife species." Maslo's research incorporates the needs of endangered shorebirds into novel designs for post-Hurricane Sandy shore restoration. Another area of Maslo's work looks into factors determining bats' survival from a fungal disease that has decimated bat populations. Maslo will be recognized at an awards reception and silent auction to benefit the Conserve Wildlife Foundation on Thursday, October 23. Tickets available here.
EENR Undergrads Learn the Primatology Ropes in Borneo
Last June, undergraduates Amanda Bevan and Aishwarya (Ash) Bhattacharjee traveled to Borneo as part of a Rutgers study-abroad program in Primatology, Ecology, and Conservation, led by Professors Erin Vogel and Rob Scott. They found the experience to be both challenging and rewarding: it pushed them beyond their personal comfort zones and tested their physical endurance, but the academic and cultural rewards were life-changing. READ MORE
Our interdisciplinary department specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.