December 2012

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Jordan and Luke visited the Chocó rainforests in Ecuador to field test techniques to radio track palm seeds, and also hold an Environmental Fair in La Y de la Laguna that was attended by > 400 local residents. Jordan also recently received a grant from the LA Board of Regents P-FUND program for work on white-shouldered fairy-wrens in Papau New Guinea. As for Sam, she is soon off for Australia to continue her doctoral research on red-backed fairy-wrens. Finally, congratulations to Jenny for advancing to PhD candidacy! Happy holidays, everyone.

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November 2012

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Scott T. Walter’s manuscript ‘Brown pelican colony initiation attempts: Translocations and decoys’ was accepted for publication by the journal Waterbirds. Also, his manuscript ‘Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on brown pelican nesting colonies’ was submitted to the journal Bird Conservation International. Finally, his grant pre-proposal ‘Effects of hypoxia on brown pelican foraging ecology and demographic processes’ submitted to National Geographic was accepted!

The article in The American Naturalist – ‘Use of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Diversity Measures to Characterize Seed Dispersal by Animals’ by Douglas Scofield, Peter Smouse, Jordan Karubian, and Victoria Sork is now available online!

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October 2012

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Congratulations to Jordan for receiving the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty from the New England Resource Center for Higher Education! He accepted the award on October 15th at the 18th annual conference for the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“The Lynton Award emphasizes engaged scholarship, characterized by work tied to a faculty member’s expertise that benefits the external community and is visible and shared with community stakeholders, while reflecting the mission of the institution. Dr. Karubian’s faculty work exemplifies the highest standards of engaged scholarship.”

Find out more here and read the official press release here!



Pictured above: Jordan Karubian accepting the Lynton Award from Dr. Robert L. Caret, President of the University of Massachusetts system

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September 2012

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The Karubian lab returns from the field! Jenny from Peru, Sam from Australia, Luke from Ecuador, and Jordan from Papua New Guinea / Australia.

Jordan is featured on Tulane’s news page for his work in the Chocó of Ecuador. Check out the link here.

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