Entries by Maribeth Rubenstein

Birding while Black in Baltimore

Today our guest blogger is longtime BES LTER Investigator and birder Dr. Charles Nilon. He has written the following post in honor of  #BlackBirdersWeek.  Paige Warren and I started the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Bird Monitoring Project in the summer of 2002.  Since then the project has been coordinated by a group of graduate students and technicians […]

Birding While Black in Baltimore – part 2

Today our guest blogger is Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter. She is a Baltimore Ecosystem Study graduate student alumni and #BlackBirdersWeek participant. I feel immensely lucky to be a birder, life-long resident, and urban ecologist in Baltimore. One of my earliest bird memories was watching my dad feed birds that visited our backyard (long before I knew […]

BES LTER update

The BES LTER is currently in a synthesis stage, analyzing our long-term data in new and creative ways. Project Director, Emma J. Rosi, explains exactly what that means in this 5-minute talk originally presented at the 2020 LTER Science Council meeting. For more LTER Network videos, check out their YouTube channel.

Latest BES LTER BioScience paper featured in podcast

BES LTER Director Emeritus, Dr. Steward Pickett, discusses ‘Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social–Ecological Research Project’ on the latest BioScience Talks podcast. Discover how we decide what data should be collected, the surprising finding about urban tree canopy and crime, how we developed an entirely new way of looking […]

The importance of the new BES LTER theoretical perspectives paper

Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social–Ecological Research Project by Pickett et al. is an important addition to urban ecology literature for several reasons. Urban ecology (or even urban science) is most often justified because urbanization is one of the biggest global transformations of the 21st century; however its theoretical underpinnings […]

EDI 2020 Summer Fellowship Program

https://environmentaldatainitiative.org ENVIRONMENTAL DATA INITIATIVE Follow EDI on Twitter: @EDIdatapackages and @EDIgotDataEDI Office Hours: Wednesdays, 3-4PM ET  EDI Summer 2020 Fellowship Program EDI is excited to announce nine ecological data management training fellowships for the period 9 June – 14 August 2020. The fellowships are intended for undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students legally living in the US. The fellows will receive training […]

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Post-doctoral Position – Urban Environments, Biodiversity and Conservation

The Centre for Urban Environments and School of Cities at the University of Toronto are seeking applications for a 2-year Post-Doctoral Researcher to study Urban Environments, Biodiversity and Conservation. This position represents a collaboration between the University of Toronto and three conservation authorities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority […]

The Ecological Nugget at the Heart of Urban Theory

Steward T.A. Pickett and Emma J. Rosi Several researchers from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) have a manuscript entitled “Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social-Ecological Research Project,” in press in the journal, BioScience.  The theoretical perspective this paper takes is a bit unusual for urban ecology.  That may seem […]

2020 RAY Diversity Fellowship Applications Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 application cycle for the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship⁠ is now open! The RAY Diversity Fellowship is a two-year (1 year with 1 year renewal), full time position with partner conservation and clean energy organizations with the goal of increasing and facilitating environmentally-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. RAY Fellows […]