ISES seeks to foster research on environmental topics that fits within one of its four thematic foci (Natural Systems, Food and Water, Human Health and Well-Being, Equity and Governance). In this call, the Institute is interested in supporting projects of limited scope and duration, including but not limited to feasibility studies, field research of limited duration, archival research, or preliminary work for grant proposal development.
Next Thursday, September 11th, Matthew Turner of Brown University will be at the PSTC as part of the Fall Colloquium Series. His talk is entitled “Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room - Mencoff Hall at 68 Waterman St.
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.