Bidle and Gonzalez Receive 2021-2022 Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards

Kay Bidle (left) and Angelica Gonzalez (right)

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications The two are among only 31 faculty members across Rutgers University chosen by their colleagues to receive the prestigious year-end awards. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has named EOAS faculty members Kay D. Bidle and Angélica L. González recipients of two of the university’s 10 2021-22 Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards. Bidle, Professor, Department …

Rutgers Part of New Consortium Awarded $5.4 Million to Improve Operational Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico

L-R: Michael Smith, research staff at Rutgers; Scott Glenn, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences; Steve DiMarco, professor, Texas A&M University; and Travis Miles, assistant professor at Rutgers, who are part of the collaborative team involved in the UGOS project.

Scott Glenn, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is the Rutgers lead, and Travis Miles, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is the Rutgers co-PI, on a $5.4 million award to establish the Gulf Consortium for Offshore Risk Reduction Engaging Stakeholders (GulfCORES). GulfCORES is one of three consortia to receive a five-year, …

Diversifying the Geosciences

Ashaki Rouff

A new grant will launch a project that aims to break down barriers keeping underrepresented students from pursuing careers in earth sciences. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to Rutgers to increase the number of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students earning degrees in the geosciences. The geosciences—which include the study of Earth and its bodies of water, natural …

SEBS Associate Professor Siobain Duffy Appointed DEENR Chair

Siobain Duffy

Announcement by Laura J. Lawson, Interim Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Interim Executive Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of associate professor Siobain Duffy as the new chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (DEENR) at the School of Environmental …

Maslo Lab Combines Expertise to Research Snake Fungal Disease

Bobby Kwait holding an eastern copperhead snake in preparation for snake fungal disease sample collection.

Morgan Mark (SEBS’22), Tyler Christensen (Ph.D. Candidate), and Bobby Kwait (Ph.D. Candidate)—all members of assistant professor Brooke Maslo’s lab—were recently awarded funding from the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) for their project examining the seasonal dynamics of snake fungal disease in free-ranging eastern copperheads. Snake fungal disease (SFD) is a recently discovered fungal pathogen, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, that is impacting snake populations in …

Julie Lockwood Named Interim Director of EOAS

Julie Lockwood

Julie Lockwood, professor and chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, has been appointed interim director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) effective Feb. 3, 2022. A Rutgers faculty member since 2004, Lockwood is a global leader in the study of invasive species …

Häggblom, Lockwood, Reinfelder Elected as Fellows of the AAAS

Max Haggblom, Julie Lockwood,, and Ying Fan Reinfelder

By Carol Peters The three EOAS faculty members are among twelve Rutgers professors elected in 2022. Three EOAS faculty members have been elected to the newest class of fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are Max Häggblom, Julie Lockwood, and Ying Fan Reinfelder. The three are among twelve Rutgers professors elected this year, the …

U.S. Department of Education Awards $500,000 to Rutgers to Support Students Pursuing Advanced Education in Environmental Sciences

Andy Sandy, lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, on ladder working alongside a Rutgers student during a project in the Piedmont region of New Jersey.

Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) was awarded $500,000 in Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) funding by the U.S. Department of Education to support students pursuing a doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences. The GAANN program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education in the U.S. to fund graduate fellowships for students with excellent …

Yuan Gao and Brooke Maslo Named Recipients of Faculty Awards

Photos of Yuan and Brooke

By Carol Peters The two EOAS faculty members were among only 31 from across the university to receive awards.  Rutgers University has named two EOAS faculty members recipients of its 2020-2021 Faculty Year-End Awards.  Professor Yuan Gao, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, has been awarded The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence …

National Science Foundation Awards Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator Grant

wind farm construction

NSF invests $21 million to tackle two complex societal challenges: the networked blue economy, and trust and authenticity in communication systems and will fund 28 teams to fast-track solutions toward with a positive societal impact The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator grant for the project, “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy.” …