RCE Collaborates with Hillsborough Township and Watershed Association to Win $175K DEP Grant

Volunteers planting a curb-cut rain garden in with the RCE Water Resources Program. RCE Water Resources Program.

Volunteers planting a curb-cut rain garden with the RCE Water Resources Program.     Photo: RCE Water Resources Program.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) continues to expand its efforts in urban extension by securing funding to work directly with municipalities and their residents to address important issues affecting New Jersey’s towns.

In one such effort, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County has partnered with Hillsborough Township and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA) to obtain a $175,539 grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to address flooding problems that are associated with Royce Brook. [Read more...]

NSF Grant Awarded to Rutgers to Support Research on the Sustainability of Fisheries

Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky

Most of us enjoy eating fish and plan to continue eating fish into the future. But which local fish will be available in New Jersey? How will summer flounder and hake populations on the northeast continental shelf change as our climate warms and fisheries practices adapt? We currently do not know the answer to these questions, but we plan to learn more over the next four years thanks to a new grant announced by the NSF.

A Rutgers team, led by Malin Pinsky, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), will soon begin its research on fisheries and coastal communities in the northeastern United States under a $1.1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This award is one of only nine national awards for the year by the Coastal SEES Research Program at NSF. [Read more...]

CIT Awarded Subcontract to Support Ocean Research

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today a $50,000 subcontract with Rutgers University to provide site support for six high frequency (HF) radar systems along the Virginia-Maryland coast, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) project…Scott Glenn, Rutgers University Professor of Marine and Coastal Science, and Managing Director and Principal Investigator for MARACOOS, said, "We look forward to continuing to work with CIT and all our partners to build a system that greatly contributes to improving our management and use of this precious resource."

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Rutgers Researcher Malin Pinsky Awarded Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Executive Dean Bob Goodman presents Malin Pinsky with Powe Award plaque

Executive Dean Bob Goodman presents Malin Pinsky with Powe Award plaque. Photo: Gary Huntzinger.

Malin Pinsky, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, has been awarded the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for marine field work in the Philippines. Pinsky, who is also affiliated with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is studying how changing climates affect coastal marine species and how that, in turn, affects human society. He is the first Rutgers faculty member to win this prestigious honor, which was instituted in 2008. [Read more...]

Early Career Scientist Wins $50,000 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, was awarded a $50,000 Sloan Foundation fellowship. Pinsky is one of two Rutgers assistant professors and among 126 recipients of Sloan Foundation fellowships awarded to early career scientists and scholars who do research in eight scientific and technical fields, including ocean sciences. Pinsky is also affiliated with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and is studying how changing climates affect coastal marine species and how that, in turn, affects human society.

“An award like this is a wonderful gift to someone early in their career like me,” said Pinsky. “It comes with essentially no strings attached, so it gives me the freedom to explore riskier research ideas outside what a traditional funding agency is likely to support,” he added. Read more in this Rutgers Today story.