Alex Felson, a Steward
Pickett Ph.D. student, gave a talk on May 5th at the Conservation Development
Symposium at CallawayGardens
in Georgia. It
environmental benefits for developers.”
Joe Paulin, a
Ph.D. candidate in David Ehrenfeld’s lab, will present the following poster at
the Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, 25-28 June, San Jose, California
2006: PAULIN, JOSEPH B.; Drake, David; Ehrenfeld, David; Carr, Patrick C.; Burguess, Kelcey. “The effects
of personal experience on public attitudes for or against the management of Ursusamericanus in New
J.A. Krumins, Z.T. Long, C.F. Steiner
and P.J. Morin .Indirect Effects of Food Web Diversity and
Productivity on Bacterial Community Function and Composition.Functional
Lettini and M.V.K. Sukhdeo. 2006. Anhydrobiosis
increases the survival of trichostrongyle
nematodes. Journal of Parasitology, in press.
Faculty Achievements and Activities:
Joanna Burger was
the commencement speaker at the University
of Alaska-Fairbanks on May 14th
and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by that University.
Peter Morin was an
invited speaker/participant at a workshop held at NESCent,
on June 13-17. The meeting, on the topic of "Historical Perspectives on
the Distribution of Biodiversity in Madagascar",
was organized by Drs. Anne Yoder (Duke) and Claire Kremen
(Berkeley). Peter spoke about
communities by invasion over evolutionary time", and
learned many new things about Madagascar.
Awards, Achievements, and Activities:
Palta, a Joan Ehrenfeld
Ph.D. student, received an EPA STAR
grant for 2006-2009 for her proposal “Nitrate removal in urban wetlands:
examining the roles of vegetation, soils, and hydrology in the creation of “hot
spots” and “hot moments” of denitrification.” The fellowship provides up to $37,000
per year for graduate student support.
Alex Felson, a Ph.D. student in Steward T.A. Pickett’s
lab, helped in landing an important
project at the architectural firm where he works (EDAW INC and STV). Alex was
involved in the master plan for the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
on the Hudson River in Beacon, NY.
Galbraith-Kent, a Ph.D. candidate in Steven Handel’s lab,
received $2,000 from the New Jersey Forestry Foundation for work towards her
dissertation, "Early demographic impacts of Norway maple and Japanese
barberry on experimental forest communities."
Joe Paulin, Ph.D.
candidate in David Ehrenfeld’s lab, has been busy:
invited to sit on an advisory committee for white-tailed deer management
on public lands in HunterdonCounty.
trained Monmouth County Master Gardeners in techniques to reduce unwanted
human-wildlife interactions around the home and garden.
assisted the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife with black bear mark
and recapture research trapping.
Linda Rohleder, a PhD
student in Joan Ehrenfeld's lab, led two
botanical field trips to locations in Monmouth County,
NJ: one for the Philadelphia Botanical Club
to Crosswicks Creek on May 20, and one for the Torrey Botanical Society to SharkRiver on June 10. Both trips were
quite productive, identifying more the 150 species each. One highlight was
finding a large population of showy orchids (Galearisspectabilis) in bloom at Crosswicks Creek.
Ross, a Ph.D. student in Joan Ehrenfeld’s
lab, accepted the Harold and Reba Martin Eagleton Fellowship
Award.This award is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics 2007 Government Fellowship
Program. It is for September 2006 to May 2007. The Eagleton
award provides financial aid for tuition and fees and a $6,000 stipend.
to the following students who successfully completed their qualifying exam and
advanced to candidacy in the Ph.D program.
Kirsten Schwarz, coadvisors
Steward T.A. Pickett and Rick Lathrop, on May 26th.
Joann Harvey, advisor Ed
Green, on June 7th
Allison Candelmo, advisor Judy Weiss, on
We say hello to three new
additions to the E&E family this month.
Kyle and Nina Bennettare pleased to
announce the birth of their son Beck Hamilton Bennett. Beck was born May
24th at ,
weighing 9 lbs 1 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
Han and Feng
Qiao welcomed their daughter Ran into the family at May 20th. Ran weighted 7 lb 1 oz
Jonathon and Katie Schramm announced the arrival of Erich
Rainer Schramm on the morning of June 15th.Erich weighed in at 3.402 kg and 52.07
cm long (Converted: 7.5 lbs and 20.5 inches long).
We are happy to report that all babies, moms and dads are doing well.