Open Positions at CRC and Elsewhere
M.S. in Environmental Sciences & Policy
The Johns Hopkins University Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy program explores natural resources management, policy making for sustainability, and scientific solutions to environmental problems. The program also teaches students to work more effectively with policymakers and scientists. Expert faculty from Johns Hopkins, the government, and industry impart in-depth knowledge of ecosystems, natural processes, policy tools, and current environmental issues. The program is ideal for students with various scientific backgrounds. Classes are offered in the evenings so students can earn their degree without interrupting careers; some courses are offered online and on Saturdays. For more information visit http://environment.jhu.edu to learn more about the program or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Level Rise Project
Investigators from the University of Maryland have partnered with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Maryland and others to increase the resilience of coastal marsh and communities on the Deal Island Peninsula in the face of sea level rise. With a $598,645 grant from the NERRS Science Collaborative, the team is using the Collaborative Learning methodology to identify which services provided by marshlands are highly valued by local communities, understand how current management practices impact the marshes’ ability to provide these services, and develop a process for stakeholders to work together to conserve and restore marshes for the future (see http://nerrs.noaa.gov/NSCIndex.aspx?ID=744).
JHU-Howard U. IGERT Climate Change Program
The IGERT (2011-2016) will provide a corps of doctoral students with the ability to assess threats to water resources and health posed by climate change, and the ability to develop innovative adaptive strategies that respond to these threats. IGERT students will adapt fundamental skills to practical problems through a place-based capstone course centering on three diverse watersheds feeding the Chesapeake Bay (a temperate area in a developed country), the Peruvian Amazon (a tropical area in an underdeveloped country), and Ethiopia (an arid area in an underdeveloped country). Go to http://www.igert.jhu.edu/wch for details.
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Growth and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay
CRC to co-host Conference on "Growth and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay" on January 13-14, 2015 at Hood College, Frederick, MD. The conference provides world-renowned experts and authors 2 d to address the following:
Can the money that’s been spent on bay and river restoration deliver fishable, swimmable waters in the face of a human population, 17 million strong and growing, that consumes ever more land, energy, and resources?
Can there be frank talks about the real costs of growth among policymakers?
Are there models for thriving communities that do not rely on continuously increasing levels of consumption? Why is it so difficult to discuss them?
These are critical questions that must be addressed so check http://www.bayjournal.com/growthconference for details.