Fellows in the News

Apr 10, 2019
The Organic Center recognized environmental health scientist Dr. Asa Bradman with its Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner March 6 in Anaheim, California. Dr. Bradman, who co-founded the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Fellow Keith Parker's work using cutting-edge technology to identify differences in lamprey DNA, and the resulting scientific paper, were featured in Yurok Today. As one of his mentors, Matt Johnson, told him recently, "Fish recovery is simultaneously a social justice issue and a scientific issue...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Dr. David Wiley , Research Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and an expert on seabirds and endangered whales, has been named the 2019 recipient of Mass Audubon’s Hemenway + Hall Wildlife Conservation Award. This...Read more >
Apr 10, 2019
Fellows David Gonzalez and Teniope Adewumi-Gunn were inducted into UCLA's Bouchet Graduate Honor Society this year. The UCLA Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the...Read more >
Feb 1, 2019
Conscious Company Media recently chose its 2019 lineup of courageous female-identifying game-changers paving the way for positive global impact. Fellow Melissa Garren was one of them! ... Melissa Garren is a marine biologist on a mission. She helped found Pelagic Data Systems in 2014 to address the...Read more >
Jan 23, 2019
In her last Cabinet nomination, Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday (January 18 ,2019) afternoon that she has chosen the president of Maine Farmland Trust to head the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Amanda Beal, 46, is the Democratic governor’s pick to lead the department...Read more >
Jan 10, 2019
Fellow Ayana Johnson was featured in a "Strong Opinions Loosely Held" video on how ocean conservation is a social justice issue. Watch the video on FacebookRead more >
Jan 10, 2019
Fellow Ayana Johnson has started writing regularly on ocean conservation and other topics related to her work for Scientific American's online column Observations. Recent posts include: 9 Ocean Conservation Groups You Don't Know about... but Should The Top 10 Oceran Conservation Victories of 2018...Read more >
Jan 10, 2019
In response to the growing problem of drinking water contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a new analysis shows that many states are establishing their own guideline levels for two types of PFAS—PFOA and PFOS—that differ from federal guidelines. The new study appears in the...Read more >
Jan 10, 2019
Fellow Lisa Bunin wrote a report for the GRACE Communications Foundation on conventional and organic crop production practices called The FoodPrint of Crop Production (link will download report, 4.2 MB). It also highlights the environmental and health impacts of conventional agriculture and the...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Watching the Weather with Daniel Swain
Fellow Daniel Swain's research focuses on the causes of persistent patterns in the atmosphere—like the ones that cause drought or exceptional rain in California—and how climate change might be affecting them. In his spare time, the 25-year-old Marin native runs the California Weather Blog (weatherwest.com), a must-read for weather nerds where he comments on statewide weather patterns and their big-picture causes. He’s also the one who gave the name “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge” to the pattern that’s being blamed for our three years of drought.Read more >

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