On Tuesday, we said goodbye to our colleague and friend, Dr. Matthijs (Matt) van der Meer (tall, green). After only a few years, Matt became an integral part of our academic family. We wish Matt well as he makes the transition to Dartmouth, and celebrate this new opportunity with him, knowing that Matt will make an enormous impact in this upcoming new academic home.
Samantha Burke, a PhD student in the Swanson Lab, was recently awarded a prestigious GLEON fellowship. The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network awards 12 fellowships each year to doctoral students from around the world. The fellows are provided with full support to attend several workshops on macroscale biology, network science, leadership, pedagogy, science communication, and collaboration. Sam will attend her first workshop in January 2015. Congratulations, Sam!
Six graduates of biology, geography, engineering, and environmental science programs from across the country are profiled in the most recent issue of Alternatives Journal. From science communication to lands management, environmental law, and research, check out some of the places a degree in the environmental sciences can take you! Dr. Heidi Swanson (faculty in Biology) is among those profiled, and reflects on her past and current research opportunities.