Trees, Rain Water and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality: Truths, Half-Truths, and Myths
The Annapolis Maritime Museum presents its Winter Lecture Series starting on January 12th. On January 26th, all are welcome to learn about trees, rain water, and water quality.
Time: 7 PM
Presenter: James Urban, FASLA
$10 General Admission, Free for members.
For more information: https://www.amaritime.org/events/special-events
(Webinar) Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project
Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project
In this webinar we will explore how distributing trees through a community canopy project can fit with your sustainability efforts, help maximize energy efficiency and engage homeowners within your community. Kristen Bousquet, from the Arbor Day Foundation, and program partner Ian Jurgensen with the city of Orlando, will discuss how a tree distribution to homeowners offers the ability to positively interact with your community, educate on strategic tree planting, and promote green infrastructure leading to measured environmental benefits (such as air quality, storm water management, carbon sequestration, and energy efficiency).
Learn more at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8202861798347091460.
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
Graduate Assistantships in Urban Ecosystems – University of Maryland
PhD or MS student assistantships are available to work in Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman’s lab at the University of Maryland (http://pavaozuckerman.wordpress.com) to develop field and lab research projects focusing on abiotic and biotic drivers of ecosystem function in urban environments, with a particular emphasis on linking soil quality, urban hydrology, and ecosystem services. The lab investigates biogeochemical and ecohydrologic responses of green infrastructure, urban soils, and urban forests, and collaborates with hydrologists, engineers, landscape architects, geographers, and planners.
Applicants should have a degree in ecology, environmental science, soil science, geography, or closely related field (an MS degree is required for the PhD program). Lab and/or field experience in soils, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem ecology is required. Experience with sensors and data loggers, ecosystem service assessment, GIS, statistical analysis, or remote sensing would be an advantage. Successful applicants will be self-motivated and able to work well in teams.
The students would be enrolled in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. See program websites for more information on application and program details (http://enst.umd.edu and http://enst.umd.edu/graduate). Assistantships include a tuition waiver, stipend, and health benefits – the students would start in Fall 2017.
To apply, please contact Dr. Pavao-Zuckerman (email@example.com) with your CV, unofficial transcript(s) & GRE scores, and a short statement describing research interests and career goals.
Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
SAVE THE DATE: June 28, 2016 Community Forestry Forum
Save the Date!
Technologies and Initiatives for Tree Planting & Tracking in the Chesapeake Bay June 28, 1016 – 12:30 – 4:00
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol St, NE, Washington, DC
The Community Forestry Network of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is hosting an educational forum on tree planting initiatives and tools to track planting locations and survival that are currently in use in the Washington Metropolitan region. Presenters include staff from COG, Montgomery County, MD, and Plan-It Geo; a geospatial consulting and software firm specializing in urban forestry and natural resources.
This forum will provide an overview on Chesapeake Bay stormwater regulations and reforestation credits, a new online map tool from MWCOG to track planting projects and quantify credits, initiatives and tree tracking initiatives underway in Montgomery County, and finally an introduction to Web/mobile tree inventory and data management technologies.
Two (2) ISA CEUs will be available.
Please RSVP to Brian LeCouteur via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey... where's the rest?
As we transfer data from the old platform to the new one, we're taking baby steps. If it seems like something is missing, we'll likely be added it over the next few weeks. If you need something in particular, feel free to ask.