Faculty News

UMass Boston Researchers: Pesticides Negatively Impacting Crustaceans, Fish Food Source

Colleen Locke | January 23, 2018
New studies coauthored by Associate Professor Helen Poynton and Kaley Major, a PhD candidate in environmental studies, find that pesticide use, particularly for home and garden care, are negatively impacting the communities of the shrimp-like crustacean Hyalella azteca and causing harm to our freshwater resources.

UMass Boston’s Crystal Schaaf to Continue Serving as Landsat Science Team Member

Colleen Locke | December 26, 2017
Crystal Schaaf, a professor of remote sensing in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, will once again serve a 5-year term as a Landsat Science Team Member, providing technical and scientific input to NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

School for the Environment Climate Scientists Receive National Award

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017
School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen and their research team were one of 18 groups nationwide to receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Award, for the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model.