Dr. John Hagan established Manomet’s Forest Conservation Program, based in Brunswick, Maine, in 1997. He has led a variety of field studies on forestry and biodiversity in the region and has helped transform how the forestry sector thinks about protecting biodiversity. His early work on birds and forestry showed that clearcuts can be important habitat for many species of conservation concern. He has also shown that modern forest management threatens the persistence of many less charismatic species, such as lichens and mosses that depend on late-successional or old-growth forest. He has worked closely both with timber companies and environmental groups. With a series of grants from the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, he has helped develop a simple, science-based approach to selecting sustainability indicators that include society’s economic, social, and environmental values. Dr. Hagan received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology, also from North Carolina State.
Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.
Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.
You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!
Spring Break Short Course
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Bermuda is a world leader in marine conservation and the perfect place to experience the wonder of coral reefs.
Let Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) be your guides to the world of corals through lectures, labs, and fieldwork.
Join fellow students in Bermuda this March where you’ll participate in snorkel tours and trips to Whalebone Bay and Nonsuch Island.
- biology of corals
- ecology of coral communities
- anthropogenic factors that impact coral reefs
- coral reef restoration and sustainability
Course Syllabus (PDF) and Course Schedule (PDF)
Accommodations are provided by BIOS, an internationally renowned nonprofit marine research and educational institution in St. George’s, Bermuda.
Cost: $1,550* ($800 tuition + $750 room and board)
* flights are not included.
Anyone may apply. Limited space is available.
Interested in learning more? Contact:
Desmond Beirne, Program Manager
Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda is part of the Earth Institute Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.
A challenging, rewarding, full-time salaried position is available with Experience International, a non-profit educational organization based in Everson, Washington. In addition to other programs, EI is designated by the US State Department as a J-1 Exchange Visitor-Trainee Program and brings qualified foreign nationals to the United States for up to 18 months of practical training & work-experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and natural resource management and conservation. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
The Program Associate will work closely with the other members of the Conservation Program team to develop and manage a grants program of $15 million+ annually. The Program Associate will help manage all administrative components of the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant lifecycles; tracking program budget and periodically reconciling it with parallel systems; ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants; helping to plan and execute complex program-related meetings and travel; and maintaining positive and proactive communication with grantees The position is based at the Trust’s main office in New York City. Send résumé (in Word or PDF format), salary history, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to email@example.com
The writing sample must be an actual document you prepared in a professional context. Include “Conservation Program Associate” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.