Czech Republic - Research Center for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (John Giesy)

In 2012, Prof. Giesy visited the Research Center for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (RECETOX), at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic where he visited with collegues including a former Ph.D. Student and two former post docs. During the visit, he presented a lecture entitled: "OH-PBDEs and MeO-PBDEs: Methods, Sources and Consequences."

Hungary – Central European University in Budapest (Markus Hecker)

As a MESPOM (Erasmus Mundus funded Master’s program in Environmental Science and Policy) scholar, Markus Hecker cooperated with the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary) and the University of the Aegean in Mytinlene (Greece). He initiated a joint research project with Prof. O. Kalantzi at the University of the Aegean to assess water quality in streams in Greece and also contributed to MESPOM course on Mytinlene and interacted with prospective graduate students. In addition, Hecker participated in the UROP (undergraduate research opportunity program) with the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen University and University of Heidelberg in Germany and hosted a total of 8 students in 2012 and 2013.

UK Review Boards (Helen Baulch and Patricia Gober)

Helen Baulch, School of Environment and Sustainability was an invited panelist to the United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council (UK-NERC) Macronutrient-Cycles Program, Grant Selection Committee in November 2011. Similarly, Patricia Gober was appointed to the Geoscience Review Panel for the German Excellence Initiative, German Research Foundation, 2011.

Scotland and Luxembourg - Near-stream controls on water chemistry (Jeffrey McDonnell)

Jeffrey McDonnell has research collaborations with the University of Aberdeen at two sites in the Scottish Highlands. One of Dr. McDonnell’s PhD students, Jay Frentress is conducting his field research on near-stream controls on water chemistry in a series of experimental watersheds in Luxembourg in Central Europe.