February 24, 2015
A number of seniors scientists for the Center for Coastal Studies have been appointed to the Research Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston School for the Environment. These appointments further strengthen the valuable partnership between these two premier environmental research organizations.
The School for the Environment, in collaboration with several other research institutes and other departments within the UMB campus, integrates the natural and social sciences to generate and apply new knowledge about the quality of our environment and the sustainable use of its resources. It focuses on promoting integrated science, planning, policy, and education for understanding earth-system processes and managing complex interactions between human activities and natural processes in linked watershed and coastal marine systems.
The CCS scientists joining the research faculty are:
Mark Borrelli, PhD: Chair, Department of Marine Geology; Director, Sea Floor Mapping Program
Amy Costa, PhD: Director, Marine and Estuaries Studies Program
Graham Giese, PhD: Director, Land-Sea Interaction Program
Charles â€œStormyâ€ Mayo, PhD: Chair, Department of Ecology; Director, Right Whale Studies Program
Jooke Robbins, PhD: Chair, Department of Population Biology; Director, Humpback Whale Studies Program