ES alum back to give pizza talk

Hi, ES students and faculty –

            Mark your calendars!  Free pizza!

            ES alumnus Jon Walter, class of ’10, will be back on campus to give a lunchtime talk about his grad school research at the University of Virginia.  Please see the attached poster.

It’s going to be on Thursday, 9 February 2012, in SCI 151.

Pizza at 11:30am, followed by Jon’s talk at noon.

Jon will talk about his research on invasive species: “The Allee Effect and the Spread of Biological Invasions.”

He’ll also be happy to answer questions about grad school, research, or whatever.  Why listen to us faculty when you can go right to the source?!

Thanks!  See you there! – John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

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ES alum receives National Geographic Award

Yippee, this is fantastic!  Go Tash!! 

 

From: John Commito [mailto:jcommito@gettysburg.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:16 PM
To: ES_majors_minors_faculty@gettysburg.edu; ‘post@esnews.posterous.com
Subject: ES alum receives National Geographic Award

 

Hi, ES folks –

 

            Hurray for ES students!  Recent ES alumna Natasha Gownaris has received a National Geographic Society Young Explorers Award to support her research on the impacts of climate change and hydroelectric power development on Lake Turkana, Kenya, with particular attention to its fisheries. 

 

            Tasha is a third year Ph.D. student at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.  She is working closely with the Turkana Basin Institute, which was founded by Dr. Richard Leakey, and scientists William Ojwang and John Malala of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.

 

            Here is a photo of Tasha in Kenya.  She is co-author with me on a manuscript and numerous conference presentations on our mussel research in Maine — you never know where an ES 460 will lead!!!

 

            ES rocks! – John

 

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John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

 

ES alum wins Duke teaching award

Hi, ES folks –

How about a shout-out to ES alumna Wendy Dow Piniak, who won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Duke University!

                After graduating from Gettysburg, Wendy went to Duke Marine Laboratory for her master’s degree and is almost finished with her PhD on sea turtles.  She teaches some awesome courses!  Not that I’m biased or anything – Wendy and I are co-authors on two mussel papers based on work she did here as an undergraduate.

                Congrats, Wen! – John

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John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito