MES Faculty Contribute Outside the Classroom

By Gail Wootan, Assistant Director.

MES would like to recognize faculty work outside the classroom.  This fall, four core and adjunct faculty were recognized for their contributions to the field of environmental studies.

The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers honored Martha Henderson, MES Director, with its 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The award acknowledges Martha’s contributions to geography and geography education. Martha has been active in APCG for several years, including terms as the organization’s president and vice-president. In other news, Martha is now also a book review editor for the Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies.

Martha receiving award

Martha receiving APCG’s Distinguished Service award

Carri LeRoy, MES Core Faculty, collaborated with a large international team on a global literature review, “Forecasting functional implications of global changes in riparian plant communities,” forthcoming in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Carri was also successful in acquiring grants from three grand foundations for the Sustainability in Prisons Project in the amount of $177,152.

Erin Martin, MES Core Faculty, is lead author of “Age of riverine carbon suggests rapid export of terrestrial primary production in tropics,” which appeared November 8, 2013 in Geophysical Research Letters.

macgregorJean MacGregor, MES Adjunct Faculty, contributed the lead chapter on curriculum change, “Curriculum for the Bioregion: Putting Communities and Ideas in Place,” to a new book, Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase, eds. (MIT Press 2013).

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