Faculty and Student Newsletter
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International Workshop on "The Evolution of Sexual
Size Dimorphism" at Monte Verita,
gave a presentation titled “Exotic Invasions In
Deciduous Forests: Can Managing Soil Help?” at a conference held at the
On Sept. 19,
Teresa Johnson, a Ph.D. candidate in Bonnie McCay’s lab, gave a presentation titled "Cooperative Research: Integrating Fishermen's Knowledge in the Science Policy Process" (co-authored with Bonnie McCay) on September 13th - as part of a panel at the Partnerships for a Common Purpose: Cooperative Fisheries Research and Management Symposium at the American Fisheries Society 135th Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.
Julie Lockwood presented a talk titled "The role of propagule pressure in explaining invasion success" for the Biology Colloquium at Rutgers Newark
Thomas Virzi, a Julie Lockwood Ph.D
student, will be attending the Annual Conference of the International Wader
Study Group from October 6-10 at the
Ming Xu attended
Ehrenfeld, J. G., B. Ravit and K. Elgersma.* 2005. Feedback in the Plant-Soil System. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 30:7.1–7.41 (published on-line, hard copy to follow soon)
J.G. 2005. Vegetation of forested wetlands in
urban and suburban landscapes in
MacDonald-Beyers, K.,** and R. F. Labisky, 2005. Influence of flood waters on survival, reproduction, and habitat use of white-tailed deer in the Florida Everglades. Wetlands 25(3).
*Kenneth is a Ph.D. student in the Joan Ehrenfeld lab.
**Kristi is Ph.D. candidate in David Ehrenfeld’s lab.
Faculty Achievements and Activities:
Julie Lockwood has been named Chair of the Nominations Committee for the New Jersey Wildlife Society.
and Tavis Anderson* in collaboration
with others from
Ming Xu is a collaborator on funding received from NASA ($600,000. for 2005-2008) to the study the “Effects Of Land Use Change On The Energy And Water Balance Of The Semi-Arid Region Of Inner Mongolia.”
* Tavis is a Ph.D. student in the Michael Sukhdeo lab.
Julie Lockwood was appointed to the Cook College Dean's ad hoc committee related to Transforming Undergraduate Education initiative.
Student Awards, Achievements, and Activities:
Celine Santiago Bass, a Ph.D. candidate in Judy Weis’ lab, received a Rutgers University Marine Field Station Graduate Research Grant of $400.00 to support her thesis research.
The New Jersey Arborists/
International Society of Arboriculture Executive Board has selected Greg Dahle, a Ph.D. student in Jason Grabosky’s lab,
as the 2005 recipient of the Chapter’s Award for Arboricultural Research. This
award is given to recognize scientific research that has contributed valuable
and practical information to arboriculture and urban forestry in
Awards will be presented at the NJAISA 68th Annual Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance on Friday, September 30.
David LaPuma, a Julie Lockwood Ph.D. student, led an
early morning bird watching tour at
David has also organized a tour schedule for HMF the coming fall and spring semesters. It can be found at http://www-rci.rutgers.edu/%7Edeenr/tour.html.
David Moskowitz, a Ph.D. student in Michael May’s lab, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for a three year term.
Thomas Virzi, a Ph.D. student in Julie
Lockwood’s lab, spoke to a group of environmental educators at the Sedge Island
Natural Resource Education Center in
Joseph Dunsay, advisor Edwin Green, successfully completed his
Master’s degree on
Amy Long, advisor Steven Handel, successfully completed her
Master’s degree on
Elizabeth A. Johnson, (M.S., 1992) manager of the Metropolitan Biodiversity Program of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History and Michael W. Klemens, a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of its Metropolitan Conservation Alliance have edited and published Nature in Fragments, The Legacy of Sprawl from Columbia University Press.
The August 2005 newsletter reported that Frank Gallagher had accepted a position as the Important Bird and Birding Areas Coordinator position with NJ Audubon Society and had given a presentation at the Ecological Society of America.
In both instances the individual named should have been Cristina Frank, and not Frank Gallagher. Our apologies to both of you!