Former post-doc extraordinaire Joy Winbourne starts a tenure track professorship at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric sciences. Congratulations Joy!

Former post-doc extraordinaire Loren Albert started a tenure track professorship in biology West Virginia University. Congratulations Loren!

Grad student Audrey Massmann had her first thesis chapter accepted at Ecosystems. “Foliar Stoichiometry is Marginally Sensitive to Soil Phosphorus Across a Lowland Tropical Rainforest“. Great work Audrey!

Lab alum Edwin (Ned) Willig was just accepted at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he will pursue a degree in environmental law. Ned got a MS in Natural Resources and the Environment at U Michigan after his time in the lab and as a Voss Environmental Fellow. Good luck on the next phase Ned!

It’s been a big month for Lindsay McCulloch. First – she successfully defended her dissertation! Second, she was awarded a prestigious NOAA postdoctoral fellowship, and will be joining Benton Taylor’s Lab as a postdoc this summer. Third, her paper on symbiotic N fixation was accepted at New Phytologist. Congratulations all around Lindsay!

Porder Lab alums Aida Feng, Jonathan Gewirtzman and Lovinia Reynolds are all now Ph.D. students at Yale.  Back to school looks a little different this year – good luck to all!

Possibly – a podcast about sustainability science started by Stephen, producer Megan Hall and Journalist Nancy Pick, is now broadcast weekly during Morning Edition on The Public’s Radio (formerly RIPR).  It is also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Nika Ficano is named a Voss Environmental Fellow.  Congrats Nika!

Shelby Hayhoe Riskin starts a tenure track professorship at the University of Toronto this fall. Congratulations Shelby!

Brooke Osborne successfully defends her Ph.D., heads out to hike the continental divide trail and then start a post doc with Sasha Reed at the USGS in Moab.  Congratulations Brooke!

Justin Becknell starts as a tenure track assistant professor at Colby College. Congrats Justin!

Read Stephen’s op-ed on EPA repression of science in the Providence Journal.

Brooke wins the best student presentation award at the annual Ecological Society of America Meeting!

Kelsey receives a Voss Fellowship!

Justin, Brooke, Lindsay and Stephen all present at AGU.

Alex and Ned give great presentations to defend their senior honors theses. Great job!

Maya awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship! Way to go Maya – have fun in the Houlton Lab come September.

Chelsea defends her dissertation, and if off to work with Jennifer Balch at CU Boulder. Congratulations Chelsea!

Check out Brooke’s amazing collaboration with RISD student Kate Aitchison. Art inspired by the rainforests in Southern Costa Rica.

Lovinia receives a Mellon Mays Fellowship

Eric Roy starts as a tenure track assistant professor at the University of Vermont. Congrats Eric!

Alex and Ned both receive Voss Fellowships!

Read Stephen’s op-ed on home energy retrofits here

Maya awarded an NSF dissertation improvement grant!

Read Stephen’s article in Natural History Magazine “World Changers 3.0” here

Read Stephen’s blog post on George Orwell and “Why I Write” here

Read Stephen’s Op-Ed on soy and sustainability in Brazil in Folha de Sao Paulo.  English version (not quite a perfect translation) here: Porder_FolhaInEnglish_1_20_14

Maya is accepted at Isotope Camp

Stephen talks to The Consumer Man about what kids can do to help the environment

Read Stephen’s Op-Ed about climate change denial in the Providence Journal

Read Stephen’s Op-Ed about the future of agriculture and sustainability

Stephen is named an Aldo Leopold Fellow

Bekah and Conor are named Voss Environmental Fellows

Post doc Laura Schreeg accepts a AAAS fellowship to work with US-AID.