“Pathogens do not respect species boundaries,” says disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie, an associate professor in Emory University’s department of environmental sciences, who studies how shrinking natural habitats and changing behaviour add to the risk of diseases spilling over from animals to humans.The Guardian, March 18, 2020 “Apes are endangered primarily because of habitat loss and poaching, and more… Continue reading Covid 19 Threatens Great Apes: Professor Gillespie provides his expertise across media outlets
Time and time again we are reminded by students and alumni that their path to studying in Environmental Sciences (ENVS) is not linear. Like many students who study in ENVS, Michael Asch (OX'11, C'13) came to Oxford/Emory with broad interests. He was able to hone those interests and create a degree that was not only… Continue reading ENVS Alumni Career Profile: Michael Asch (OX’11, C’13) – How excellent preparation and a little luck pay off in job search.
Emily Reynolds (C’12) has always loved the water. As a competitive swimmer, she marveled at the speed at which marine mammals moved through the water. Her swimming career and academic interests brought her to Emory’s campus in 2008 and her passion for the environment, particularly marine science, brought her to the Department of Environmental Sciences!… Continue reading Swimming Against The Tide: ENVS alumna, Emily Reynolds (C’12)
Eric working with the king cobras on the reserve Three months ago, Eric Breer (C'18), embarked on an opportunity to conduct field research in Thailand tracking king cobras and burmese pythons in the forest and agricultural areas around the Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve. Eric's days are filled tracking his favorite reptiles and encountering critically endangered species,… Continue reading Snake Tracker: ENVS alumnus, Eric Breer (C’18)
As students navigate the start of the school year, we always welcome reflections on how students found their way to study environmental sciences at Emory. Their stories and experience are often a balm for freshmen wondering how their own Emory experience will unfold. Often students arrive uncertain about what to take and what it means… Continue reading ENVS Alumna, Tessa Cafritz (C’17): Defining a career bringing environmental education to the public
Annie Schiffer (C'20) My name is Annie Schiffer, and I am a senior studying biology and environmental sciences in the college. I am currently working on an honors thesis with Dr. Berry Brosi in the Department of Environmental Sciences, studying plant-pollinator networks and community ecology in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Before joining Dr. Brosi’s team,… Continue reading Undergraduate Research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Miranda Mitchell (C'18, RSPH '19) So excited to see this accomplished alumna appear in a spotlight profile for the Rollins School of Public Health. We invite you to enjoy learning more about Miranda's experience as a BS/MPH 4+1 student by clicking this link. Miranda's adventures in Costa Rica conducting field research were profiled in February… Continue reading BS/MPH 4+1 alumna, Miranda Mitchell: Choose Your Own Adventure
As an Emory student attending the UNFCCC/COP, the experience is multi-faceted. For some, it is a life-changing experience. For others, it affirms their academic and career interest working to continue the important work of addressing climate change. And for others, it gives them an opportunity to present research to an international audience. Whatever the takeaway,… Continue reading Student reflections on attending the UNFCCC/COP
What is the UNFCCC? Ratified in 1992, the UNFCCC is the first global treaty addressing climate change, which created this body and meets yearly to discuss progress and take bold action. The Kyoto Protocol and more recent Paris Agreement are other landmark treaties that have come out of these annual meetings. Emory has sent delegations… Continue reading Since 2015, Emory has sent a student delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP)
Congratulations to Katelyn Boisvert (C'20) on being named a Udall Scholar. Enjoy the full story in Emory News !