Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Environmental Law Institute Recognizes Penn State Wetlands Scientist

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Robert P. Brooks, a wetlands scientist at Penn State, has received the 2013 National Wetlands Award for Science Research.

Brooks and six other award recipients were honored at a ceremony at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., on May 9.

For more than 30 years, Brooks has built a research program in wetlands science that spans the full range of topics relating to wetlands ecology and conservation. This research is highly applied, making it valuable to natural resource managers and policymakers in developing and implementing effective programs to protect wetlands.

“Rob’s work in wetland research, particularly in support of EPA’s Region III wetland monitoring and assessment efforts, has helped build regional and state capacity from essentially zero in 2000 to comprehensive state wetland monitoring programs in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia in just 10 years,” said Regina Poeske, senior ecologist for EPA Region III. “Rob has been a remarkable catalyst for the development and implementation of state wetland monitoring and assessment programs, and his continued leadership and research efforts are helping lead the way toward more scientifically defensible wetland protection and restoration programs.”

In 1993, Brooks founded Riparia, a center focused on wetlands and aquatic ecosystems science. Based in the Department of Geography, the center works collaboratively with other academic institutions and government agencies to advance the state of wetland science. As Poeske noted, “Under Rob’s direction, Riparia has led or participated in some of the most significant research on wetlands and wetland assessment techniques in the country.”

In addition to his research, Brooks takes an avid interest in training graduate students to contribute to the long-term protection of wetlands habitat, mentoring 42 graduate students to the completion of their degrees. “I’m always looking for students with a sparkle in their eye and an interest in conservation that is comparable to mine,” he said.

Most impressive, however, is Brooks’s dedication to conserving wetlands. “What sets Rob apart is his dedication and efforts to making a positive contribution to wetland conservation – whether in training students to become conservation professionals or working with agency biologists to develop management plans that ensure the protection of wetlands,” said Thomas Serfass, professor of wildlife ecology at Frostburg State University. “Rob is able to make a difference because of his positive, encouraging and collegial approach in dealing with people – students and professionals alike.”

Brooks’ research has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and more than 140 presentations.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

E. coli Thrive in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Researchers have defined a fundamental mechanism through which the bacteria can thrive during IBD flare-ups.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Research On Mitochondrial DNA Could Bolster Forensic Investigations
A new grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will help scientists from Penn State’s Eberly College of Science delve deep into the world of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, used to help solve crime in forensic investigations.
Monday, January 26, 2015
New Grant Tests NGS Tools For Crime Laboratories
National Institute of Justice grant of over $800,000 will test DNA investigative tools utilizing NGS technology.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Altered Milk Protein Can Deliver AIDS Drug to Infants
Binding with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Protein Changes Linked to Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Neuroscientists have made a research discovery that helps point the way to potential therapies for memory-related disorders.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Using Information Technology to Tackle the Root of World Hungar
Scientists are studying what the rest of us don't see--the work going on underneath the ground that enables the growth of healthier crops.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Researchers Discover Protein Changes that Control Whether a Gene Functions
A Penn State-led research team has found that changes to proteins called histones, which are associated with DNA, can control whether or not a gene is allowed to function.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Ultraviolet Flashes can Create Vitamin D-Enriched Mushrooms
Quick zaps of ultraviolet light can boost the vitamin D levels in mushrooms in seconds, turning the fungi into an even healthier food, according to Penn State food scientists.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Penn State Researchers Part of Award-Winning Africa Research Team
College of Agricultural Sciences scientists are part of a research team that recently won 2013 Africa Collaboration Challenge Prize.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Study Suggests Dairy Herd Water Quality Linked to Milk Production
A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Probing Question: Do Women Dominate the Field of Forensic Science?
Women going against the stereotype in the booming field of forensic science.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Computer Simulations Reveal the Energy Landscape of Ion Channels
A team of researchers have investigated the opening and closing mechanisms of these channels: for the first time the full energy landscape of such a large protein could be calculated.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Number of Foodborne Illness Cases Largely Unchanged in U.S.
Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Changing Cellulose-Forming Process May Tap Plants' Biofuel Potential
Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cattle Expert: New Livestock Identification Regulations Not Burdensome
The new livestock identification program recently launched by the federal government should not place a significant burden on producers in Pennsylvania or the East.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Scientific News
The Changing Tides of the In Vitro Diagnostics Market
With the increasing focus in personalized medicine, diagnostics plays a crucial role in patient monitoring.
LaVision BioTec Reports on the Neuro Research on the Human Brain After Trauma
Company reports on the work of Dr Ali Ertürk from the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at LMU Munich.
NIH Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 Supplements for Cognitive Decline
Research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics
Mathematical model shows more cases may be prevented and more lives saved when using one dose of cholera vaccine instead of recommended two doses.
Investigating the Vape
Expert independent review concludes that e-cigarettes have potential to help smokers quit.
NIH Launches Human RSV Study
Study aims to understand infection in healthy adults to aid development of RSV medicines, vaccines.
Researchers Discover Synthesis of a New Nanomaterial
Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions.
Poor Survival Rates in Leukemia Linked to Persistent Genetic Mutations
For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.
Flu Remedies Help Combat E. coli Bacteria
Physiologists from the University of Zurich have now discovered why the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) multiplies heavily and has an inflammatory effect.
Marijuana Genome Unraveled
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!