Category Archives: ecology

Video from CHN Fourm: “Questions for a Resilient Future”

This is a video of a panel discussion addressing “Questions for a Resilient Future” at the Spertus Institute in Chicago this past February (2014), an event co-sponsored by the Center for Humans and Nature and the Forest Preserve District of … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in the News: New Species of Hero Shrew Is All the Rage

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (20 March 2014) notes the work of RU science/sustainability professor and FMNH adjunct curator, Julian Kerbis Peterhans, an expert in small mammal taxonomy, ecology, and … Continue reading

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Field Museum Women in Science Summer Internships

This summer the Field Museum of Natural History continues its program of offering undergraduate summer internships through its Women in Science program. Applications for these competitive and prestigious internships are due by March 28th, and are available in the scientific … Continue reading

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From Uganda to Chicago: SUST Prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans Reports on Biodiversity Research at the Field Museum

by Julian Kerbis Peterhans I am hosting Makerere University (in Kampala, Uganda) master’s student Sadic Waswa for the next three months at the Field Museum of Natural History in downtown Chicago. Sadic trained with me during my year-long Fulbright Award … Continue reading

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This Thursday, Mar. 6 — Patagonia Chicago Presents “Queen of the Sun” Film on the Global Bee Crisis

This Thursday, March 6th, at 7pm — Patagonia Chicago presents QUEEN OF THE SUN – WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? A profound look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John … Continue reading

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Chicago Wilderness Videos Depict Excellence in Ecological Restoration Work in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness recently honored seven organizations with its Excellence in Ecological Restoration Accreditation. This series of short videos highlights the importance of ecological restoration at these specific sites and throughout the Chicago Wilderness region. Chicago Botanic Garden – McDonald Woods … Continue reading

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“Our World Underwater” Dive & Travel Expo this Weekend in Rosemont (Feb. 14-16)

This weekend is the annual Our World Underwater Dive and Travel Exposition in the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter, an expert diver and dive instructor, will be giving an educational program on marine conservation … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years (Free Event at Spertus Institute in Chicago)

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite the public to a free event this Thursday at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ … Continue reading

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SUST 340 Policy/Law/Ethics Class at RU Hosts Guest Speaker this Wed, Feb. 12

This Wednesday evening at 6:45pm, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter’s 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus will host a guest speaker on marine conservation issues and practices. This special session is open to all interested … Continue reading

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REU Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity in Lake Champlain in VT

The University of Vermont’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab offers a summer research fellowship opportunity entitled “Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem,” from June 1 to August 9, 2014. This 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program … Continue reading

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