Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science for the month of September 2016. (more…)
We proudly announce the release and signing event of “Tropical Conservation: Perspective on Local and Global Priorities” edited by A. A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar, published by Oxford University Press. This book drew the majority of its contributors from this growing pool of scientists and practitioners working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
It introduces important conservation concepts and illustrates their application as the authors directly capture real world experiences in their home countries in preventing biodiversity loss and sustaining ecological health. Today, no part of the world can be viewed in isolation, and we further codify and integrate a range of approaches for addressing global threats to nature and environmental sustainability, including climate change and emerging diseases.
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Photos from the Fall for the Book book signing event on September 26, 2016:
Editor A. Alonso Aguirre discusses Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities, bringing together experts who primarily work in Africa, Latin America and Asia to introduce important conservation concepts and real world applications to issues that affect the tropics and subtropics. Aguirre is joined by his contributors, Thomas Lovejoy who coined the term “biological diversity”; Larry Gorenflo, who focuses on how people adapt to their natural and cultural surroundings; Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, whose research centers on international biodiversity governance; Harald Beck, who studies mammal-plant interaction and ecosystem engineering in temperate and tropical ecosystems; Andrew Taber, an environmental pioneer and authority on Neotropical wildlife; Elizabeth Loh, who studies anthropogenic land-use change; and wildlife biologist and veterinarian, Iga Stasiak.
Photos by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University
Inside this Issue
- EcoScience + Art: The Rain Project
- Computational and Data Sciences
- Institute for Biomedical Innovation
- Exploring Other Worlds… Revolutionizing Ours
- Happy Anniversary College of Science
- Forensic Science gets Real
- Elements of COS
- Dean’s Message
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