Brooke Maslo (SEBS’10)—assistant research professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, and wildlife and research specialist, Center for Urban Restoration Ecology—was interviewed earlier this year by Greenable Woodbridge TV. Maslo—along with the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program, and Water Resources Program within the Cooperative Extension—have been assisting Woodbridge Township in the restoration of the […]
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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program was honored with three Merit Awards from the New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects this spring. Award-winning projects included the Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for New Jersey, the Woodbridge Township Floodplain Restoration Plan, and the McKeown Elementary School Rain Garden Partnership Project. The Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for […]
Four Rutgers faculty from SEBS and NJAES are currently engaged in a number of projects funded by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment, whose mission is “to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s […]
White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans or Pd) and in the Northeast, has been responsible for 88% of the mortalities in the bat population. Since it was first documented in New York in 2007, Pd has killed millions of hibernating bats and has now been confirmed in 29 states and five Canadian […]
Brooke Maslo, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University
Joe Moro sold his restaurant in West Chester, Pennsylvania, several years ago and retired to North Cape May and the life of a Delaware Bay oyster farmer. Now he spends five days a week doing manual labor on the mud flats of the bay at low tide, growing…
Aquaculture is a burgeoning industry along the Delaware Bayshore, infusing millions of dollars and jobs into local economies each year. A particular area of growth over the last decade has been intertidal rack and bag oyster production of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). The majority of existing oyster farms in New Jersey are located along the […]
Spring is when many New Jersey residents purchase and plant trees, bushes and garden plants only to find them consumed by deer. This article was written by Brooke Maslo, assistant extension specialist in wildlife ecology and assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources and originally appeared in Gardener News. White-tailed deer […]
The Christie administration formally adopted a black bear management plan Monday that brings several major changes to New Jersey’s annual bear hunt, broadening the area where hunting can occur and potentially extending the hunt by an extra four days if the state’s targeted number of kills is not met… “Hunting is an important tool in maintaining an ecological balance with our black bear population and is necessary to reduce the potential for conflicts between bears and people,” said Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection. “The comprehensive policy we have adopted is based on the most up-to-date science and population estimates, and continues to stress the importance of research and public education.”… Wildlife experts say that there is so much food here that bears here are having more cubs than usual. While the typical female black bear has a litter of one to three cubs, those in North Jersey tend to have three to six cubs, according to Brooke Maslo, a wildlife ecologist at Rutgers University.
New Jersey wildlife experts say an increase in interaction between bears and humans has muted some of their instincts to flee when they see people… Rutgers University wildlife ecologist Brooke Maslo tells The Record newspaper that when bears have ben…