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The Largest Lake in the Middle East Has Nearly Disappeared

by |July 27th, 2017

By Nate Eckman, Student in SEE-U NYC: Agro-eco/Food Systems Imagine a body of water 15% bigger than Utah’s Great Salt Lake nearly disappearing from the earth. Now, no longer imagine, but see it for yourself: Snapshots from Google Earth ® timeline. The top picture shows Lake Urmia in December 1999. The bottom shows what remains of… read more

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Interview with EICES Director Shahid Naeem

by |June 10th, 2016

On a recent visit to Bangalore, India, EICES Director Dr. Shahid Naeem was interviewed by the National Center for Biological Sciences. The interview discusses Dr. Naeem’s research on the role of biodiversity in ecosystem functioning over 20 years ago, and the importance of his publication in Nature in 1994. This article, “Declining Biodiversity Can Alter the Performance of… read more

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NAKFI Mid-Cycle Grant Review

by |July 8th, 2013

EICES Director, Shahid Naeem, and Assistant Director, Alex Varga presented their work on science standards for payments for ecosystem services (PES) at the National Academies Keck Future Initiatives (NAKFI) mid-cycle grant review last week.

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CIFOR/EI Collaboration

by |March 5th, 2013

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Earth Institute entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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A New Mission — Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability

by |December 4th, 2012

The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC), a leading provider of cutting-edge environmental research, education, and training, has grown into two institutions – an Earth Institute center and the Secretariat for a major environmental consortium. The center’s new name is the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES, pronounced “i-sees”).

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Up Close with LEEFS Fellows

by |September 13th, 2012

Rae Wynn-Grant and Robert Muscarella are this year’s GK-12 Fellows funded through the NSF LEEFS Program, or Learning through Ecology and Environmental Field Studies.

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Director Shahid Naeem Co-authors Paper on Biodiversity Loss

by |September 13th, 2012

EICES’s Director Shahid Naeem co-authored a scientific paper in the journal Nature regarding research on the loss of biodiversity and environmental changes that result. Read a summary of the paper on the State of the Planet.

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Study Abroad Programming in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jordan

by |September 13th, 2012

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainabiliy (EICES) recently completed three Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) programs in Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Jordan. In Brazil, students studied at the Atlantic Forest, one of the most endangered areas in the world.

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Research Exchange Trip to China

by |July 25th, 2012

Undergraduate students from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) joined Professors Shahid Naeem and Matt Palmer, and Alex Varga, program manager, on a research exchange trip to China in May.

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Teachers Explore Diverse Ecosystems in the Earth Institute Professional Development Program in Environmental Sustainability

by |April 13th, 2012

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) completed programming for the 2012 class of the Inquire Institute under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (I-TEST Division Project #0929796, PI: Degnan) as part of the Technology, Research, Ecology and Exchange for Students (TREES) Program.

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