Entries by Maribeth Rubenstein

BES Breakdowns – Take an easy dive into a scientific paper

‘Towards an urban marine ecology: characterizing the drivers, patterns and processes of marine ecosystems in coastal cities’ by Peter A. Todd, Eliza C. Heery, Lynette H. L. Loke, Ruth H. Thurstan, D. Johan Kotze, and Christopher Swan Urban ecology explores the effects of our activities on ecological processes. Urban ecologists work to connect this understanding […]

Watershed Studies

Brief description The watershed approach, i.e. monitoring inputs and hydrologic outputs of nutrients, has long been fundamental in ecosystem ecology, and is an important component of many sites in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. This approach provides information on whole ecosystem function and how this responds to environmental change. […]


Brief description Biodiversity is defined broadly as the variety of form of life on the planet.  The Baltimore Ecosystem Study seeks to document and understand biodiversity in cities, as the placement, removal or spontaneous occurrence of species happens in close proximity to people, and is influenced by the choices they make. Why is it important […]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity for Fall 2019 – Climate Change Refugia Conservation

Developing a National Perspective for Climate Change Refugia ConservationAgency: Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, a partnership between the US Geological Survey and the University of MassachusettsLocation: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MAJob Category: Postdoctoral FellowshipSalary: $55,000/year plus fringe benefits; this is a 2-year positionStart Date: Fall 2019 Description:This is an exciting opportunity to couple cutting-edge approaches […]

Center for Urban Environment’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) (www.urbanenvironment.ca) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) seeks applications for a fully-funded one-year CUE Post-doctoral Fellowship. The topic is open to studies on urban environments in the social sciences or humanities. CUE’s vision is to promote healthier, sustainable urban environments for all life, with a mission of providing […]

Education and Outreach

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) education program is tasked with infusing BES science into the public sphere. Fostering an understanding of the metropolis as a social-ecological system lies at the core of the BES Education mission. Novel research seeks to understand what supports teachers in mainstream school settings in embracing this mission, and what supports […]

Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science (ICE) video

ICE is a collaboration between BES, the Baltimore City Public Schools and George Washington University and funded by an NSF DRK-12 grant to infuse Earth science content and 3-Dimensional learning practices into the Baltimore City high school chemistry curriculum. The innovative approach draws on data gathered by BES to convey how chemistry shapes the local […]