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Ragweed May Expand Its Range Northward with Climate Change
November 15, 2018

Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at UMass Amherst, who has been studying ragweed for over a decade worked with climate modeler and corresponding author Michael Case at UW to study effects of climate change. A new predictive model suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. (Health Medicine Network, Medicine Newsline, News Medical Life Sciences, 11/9/18; Phys.org, 11/8/18; News Office release)

Ragweed May Expand Its Range Northward with Climate Change
November 15, 2018
Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at UMass Amherst, leads a research team that has been studying ragweed for over a decade – particularly how it responds to elevated CO2 levels – worked with climate modeler and corresponding author Michael Case at UW on this project. A new predictive model suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. (Health Medicine Network, Medicine Newsline, News Medical Life Sciences, 11/9/18; Phys.org, 11/8/18; News Office release)
Urban Forestry Video Featured on WGBY
November 8, 2018

WGBY features a two-part series on urban forestry. Part one includes interviews with Brian Kane and Kristina Bezanson, Stockbridge School of Agriculture. (WGBY 11/5/18)

UMass Amherst’s Stockbridge School Launches Student-Run Vineyard on Campus
November 8, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – Fall may not seem like a good time for planting, but cool temperatures and ample soil moisture can help plants settle in, says viticulture expert Elsa Petit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where her students in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture have been busy this fall planting dozens of cold-tolerant grapes at the campus’s first student-run vineyard. (Western Mass News, Miami Herald, Boston Herald, U.S. News & World Report, WCVB-TV 5, 11/8/18; Fresno Bee, [All from AP], Recorder, Republican, 11/7/18; News Office release)

 

UMass Amherst Students Create "Tactical Urban" Display in Northampton
November 6, 2018

UMass Amerhest students studying sustainable community development put their lessons into action. They created a pop-up event, temporarily transforming a dark alley in Northampton in a light-filled meeting space. (Gazette 11/5/18)

UMass Focuses New Attention on Grapes
October 31, 2018

Elsa Petit, viticulture specialist and lecturer at Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Sonia Schloemann, UMass Extension specialist for small fruits comment on popularity of new varieties of local grapes.Edible Pioneer Valley, Fall 2018

Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs Coming in for Winter: UMass Joseph Elkinton Comments
October 18, 2018

Joseph S. Elkinton, UMass environmental conservation, comments in a television news story about brown marmorated stinkbugs. He says they are entering people homes now as they try to find a warm place for the winter. (WFXT-TV 25, 10/17/18)

Urban Planning in Worcester's Challenging Kelley Square, UMass Professor Comments
October 15, 2018

“Six streets in search of a stoplight,” they call the spot where Madison, Green, Harding, Water, Millbury and Vernon streets converge without benefit of stoplight or central rotary in Worcester. Michael DiPasqalue, licensced architect and urban planner who directs the UMass Design Center in Springfield, weighs in on the design of this unique intersection. (Telegram 10/15/18) 

Fermented Foods and Colds: UMass Food Science Works With Real Pickles
October 16, 2018

A study to explore the role of fermeneted foods in boosting the immune system was conducted by UMass Food Science at Real Pickles (food producer) over a year and a half. Reserchers examined microbiome communities in the Greenfield facility which could lead to future studies and a better understanding of how to enhance nutrition in fermented foods. (Gazette 10/11/18; Recorder 10/15/18)

 

 

Centennial Celebrations Held for UMass Food Science and Stockbridge School
October 9, 2018

A news story recaps two departmental milestones celebrated within a week at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Republican 10/5/18; News Office release 10/2/18; News Office release 9/25/18)

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