Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Congratulations to Graduating Seniors Recieving EENR Awards
Congratulations to six EENR graduates receiving 2013 departmental awards: Danielle Clancy, Rita Grunberg, Samantha Hauser, Bridget Johnson, Trevor Lepucki, and Ruchi Patel! They will be honored at the Cook Baccalaureate ceremony on May 17th. Read about them by clicking on their names.
Post-Sandy Ecological Rapid-Assesment Leads to EPA AwardShortly after Hurricane Sandy made its way through the Mid-Atlantic last October, Professor Richard Lathrop from The Center For Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) was called upon by the American Littoral Society to assist in a rapid assessment of impacts to coastal beach, dune, salt marsh and maritime forest habitats. Accepting this request, Dr. Lathrop employed the help of CRSSA students and fellow faculty/staff to quickly undertake this large task. The resulting report and maps provided to the ALS by Lathrop contributed to the ALS recieving an EPA Environmental Quality Award for 2013.
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.