Category Archives: ecology

SUST Prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans Presents Conservation Research in the National Museums of Kenya

SUST prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans recently returned from 10 days in Kenya where he presented two papers and a video during the first-ever conference on “African Large Carnivores: Impacts on Ecosystems and Human Interactions.” The event was held at the … Continue reading

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Oceans 2014 Marine Conservation Conference in DC Continues Today

Yesterday and today, the US State Department is holding an oceans conference addressing some of the problems that face our oceans on an international scale (sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and ocean acidification). The gathering is a mix of scientists, politicians, … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Posts Clean Water Advocate Position for College Students

Current college students might find this job ad intriguing: a full-time position with the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club, “Clean Water Advocate.” Details are at this link, courtesy of ChicagoEnvironment.org.

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, & Petcoke Tour on June 11th

This waste, recycling, and petcoke tour of Chicago’s far South Side by the Southeast Environmental Task Force is a great opportunity on June 11th to see how and where Chicago’s waste gets recycled! See flyer below for details and registration … Continue reading

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Microcosm Goes Canadian!

by Jordan Ewbank This past fall (2013), Microcosm director Michele Hoffman-Trotter packed up her bags and headed up to Nova Scotia. While the water was a little too chilly to get great underwater diving in, she took to the microscope … Continue reading

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Attend the Forum on Ethics and Nature: A Cascade of Loss, an Ethics of Recovery (May 2)

The Center for Humans and Nature and the Chicago Botanic Garden present this forum with a focus on the ethical dimensions of conservation issues. The year 2014 is the centennial anniversary of the death of “Martha,” the last passenger pigeon. … Continue reading

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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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