Latest Env. Studies and Science Department News

ESS Professor Awarded $499K NSF Grant

ESS Professor Awarded $499K NSF Grant

Pace University professors Dr. Matthew Aiello-Lammens and Dr. Erika Crispo have received a $499,354 five-year award from the National Science Foundation for their project, RCN-UBE: Biological and Environmental Data Education Network: Preparing Instructors to Integrate Data Science into Undergraduate Biology and Environmental Science Curricula.

Dr. Toomey and Dr. Palta Publish Article In Local Environment

Dr. Toomey and Dr. Palta Publish Article In Local Environment

Dr. Anne Toomey and Dr. Monica Palta co-authored an article in Local Environment about how even polluted urban waterways can be important places for community place-making, and this can be important in the context of coastal resilience planning.

Maddie Feaster ’21 Talks About Her Internship for the Gabel Fellowship

Maddie Feaster ’21 Talks About Her Internship for the Gabel Fellowship

Maddie Feaster is a Masters in Environmental Policy student at Pace University. She entered Pace’s program following her experience as a volunteer for Sound Watch in Friday Harbor, WA. Here she talks about her experiences working with Friends of San Juans and her upcoming internship with Hudson Riverkeeper for the Gabel Fellowship.

Soil Restoration Project at Pace’s NYC Garden

Soil Restoration Project at Pace’s NYC Garden

In early April, the Pace Sustainability Committee (PSI), a student-run environmental organization, coordinated a soil restoration project in Pace University’s New York City on-campus garden.

Catching Tadpoles

Catching Tadpoles

Prof. Rubbo’s Fundamentals of Environmental Science II course spent Thursday afternoon examining the ponds on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Students were looking for sources of pollution, and they loved catching tadpoles.

Two ESS Professors Named Periclean Faculty Leaders

Two ESS Professors Named Periclean Faculty Leaders

Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, have been selected as awardees of the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL) in STEM and Social Sciences.

NYC Water Justice Tour

NYC Water Justice Tour

On Tuesday, October 27, students joined Dr. Toomey on a walking tour of lower Manhattan where students, faculty, and staff were able to explore New York City’s complicated past, present, and future of water justice in lower Manhattan.

Protect Scientific Diversity

Protect Scientific Diversity

Two Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, are championing a call to protect scientific diversity with help from international scientists.

Pace Sustainability Initiative Wins Big

Pace Sustainability Initiative Wins Big

The Pace Sustainability Initiative won the Dean Emanuel Heller Meritorious Service Award, given to the Pace University student organization that demonstrates outstanding collective participation in University and community affairs.

Biodiversity in the Suburbs

Biodiversity in the Suburbs

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Rubbo and students Angelica Arocho ’22 and Morgan Kelly ’20 presented their research entitled “Biodiversity in the Suburbs: The Pocantico River Watershed as a Hotspot for Natural Resources” at the 2019 Student and Faculty Research Days.

Coney Island Urban Waterfront Governance

Coney Island Urban Waterfront Governance

Assistant Professors Monica Palta and Anne Toomey teamed up on a project to investigate the social-ecological dynamics of urban waterfront governance along the Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn. Various Pace students and alumni have been involved in this research and have contributed to a paper that combines the natural and social science data to tell a larger story of human-waterfront dynamics in New York City.

Defending the Hudson River

Defending the Hudson River

Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret (Peggy) Doyle ’19 participated in an official US Coast Guard process of governance.