Daniel Hillel, the Israeli water and soil scientist who developed micro-irrigation to improve agriculture in the Negev desert and professor emeritus of soil physics at UMass Amherst, will speak on “Water Supplies, Water Requirements and Agricultural Water Use Efficiency in a Changing Climate” at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 14 in Stockbridge Hall’s Bowker Auditorium.
Experts will discuss the latest research on Atlantic bluefin tuna, fisheries and food webs, ocean ecology, right whale conservation and many related topics as part of a month-long series kicking off at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, April 3 at Maritime Gloucester.
Mathematician Alexei Oblomkov has won a five-year, $420,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious award to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and integrating education and research with their institution’s mission.
Carey Clouse, assistant professor of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a Fulbright FLEX Award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to travel to the Indian Himalayas in 2014 to research and prototype designs for high-altitude agricultural use.
Five Amherst campus researchers are sharing $100,000 in technology grants from the university system’s Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund to assist in accelerating the commercialization of their inventions.
Eight $25,000 grants to faculty at the...
The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions (ACFI), directed by Michael Ramsey-Musolf, physics, will host workshops in April and May to bring researchers from around the world to campus to discuss current topics in fundamental physics. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers from...
A first-of-its-kind satellite tagging study of migrating New England leatherback turtles by doctoral research student Kara Dodge and supervised by her advisor, Molly Lutcavage of the UMass Amherst Large Pelagics Research Center in Gloucester.