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Florida research station helps ENVS grad Stevia Morawski locate her next step.

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Dr. Knee's autobiographical sketch recently appeared in "Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later", a special issue of the journal Oceanography. This issue focuses on the strides woman have made in the field of oceanography, the challenges they continue to face, and their diverse life stories and fields of research.

Dr. Brakel was appointed by Mayor Vincent C. Gray in August 2014 to represent the District of Columbia on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. The Commission, established in 1940, promotes regional and interstate cooperation to enhance, protect and conserve the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River and its tributaries.

Dr. Cheh and colleagues published a paper titled “Probing the nature of AFEX-pretreated corn stover derived decomposition products that inhibit cellulase activity” in the journal Bioresource Technology, 152, 38-45 (2014)

Dr. Macavoy, as reported in ABC News Video, uses grant funding to install green roofs at fire stations.

Dr. Knee's article "Land use and water quality in a rural cloud forest region (Intag, Ecuador)" is forthcoming in River Research and Applications.

Dr. Kim is interviewed in the BBC news story Travellers’ Impact on Coral Reefs.

Dr. MacAvoy and colleagues have published a paper titled “Anadromous fish as marine nutrient vectors” in the journal Fisheries Bulletin (107:165-174).

Dr. Culver and colleague published a book titled “The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats.” The book provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the field, covering a range of biological processes, including evolution and adaptation, ecosystem function, community ecology, biogeography, and conservation. The book also includes a global range of examples and case studies from both caves and non-cave subterranean habitats. The book is published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Kim was a co-author on a report published by the National Academies titled “Tackling Marine Debris in the 21st Century.” According to the report, current measures to prevent and reduce marine debris are inadequate, and the problem will likely worsen.

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Unexplored Habitats

Environmental science professor David Culver awarded grant for pioneering work.

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Video: A Look Inside Environmental Science

Environmental science student Nicole Condon

Faculty and students discuss what sets the environmental science program apart.

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