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  • Deep Discovery

    Scientists find immense ‘lemur graveyards’ in Madagascan underwater caves

    Researchers from UMass Amherst and Brooklyn College are leading a team of scientists who have discovered what could be the most extensive collection of extinct lemur fossils ever found.

  • A Drop to Drink

    New EPA funding puts UMass Amherst water treatment innovation to the test

    David Reckhow and his colleagues in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department have long set the stage for research and development of healthier and more effective alternatives for U.S. water... More

  • Cultured Conservation

    Researching the importance of indigenous people to sustaining and restoring biocultural diversity

    It was as a graduate student in the 1980s studying in Nepal, when University of Massachusetts Amherst human geographer Stan Stevens’ eyes were opened to the politics of land use, governance and... More

  • Shaping our Shorelines

    Geoscientists assess Massachusetts sand resource needs to aid coastal resilience planning

    Geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a $200,000 award from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to evaluate sand resource needs at 22 public beaches... More

  • Stomach Stories

    Stomach content analysis sheds light on sperm whale conservation and ecology

    In the largest regional study of its type to date, Michelle Staudinger, marine ecologist and adjunct faculty in the UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation, and colleagues offer a... More