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
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
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.
On Thursday, June 22nd, the Earth Institute entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teachers Explore Diverse Ecosystems in the Earth Institute Professional Development Program in Environmental Sustainability
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.