Amherst Professors Reel in NSF, NIH Grants

August 1, 2011

Four faculty members at Amherst College—John-Paul Baird, Ethan Clotfelter, Michael Hood and Katharine Sims—have recently been awarded sizable research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

The four professors will use their grants to work with students to continue researching brain circuitry, fish evolution, plant disease and environmental conservation, respectively. Below are brief descriptions of the grants and the research that will be supported.

Economics Professor: Conserving Land May Be Good for the Economy

July 8, 2010

As the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery effort in the Gulf of Mexico drags on, economics professor Kate Sims has some promising news for proponents of greater environmental regulation.

Research by Katharine R.E. Sims

Economics professor Katharine Sims’ studies of conservation areas in Costa Rica and Thailand attracted the attention of ScienceBlog, United Press International and ScienceDaily, among others.

The Problem-Solvers

Studying the Past, Present and the Future of the Earth

December 11, 2009

by Gregory Campeau ’11

Wednesday afternoons, the second-floor seminar room in the McGuire Life Sciences building, whose large windows look out on the brilliant HolyokeRange, becomes a hub of discussion about the past, present and future of the Earth around us.