Category Archives: wildlife

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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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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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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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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Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years: Free Event at Spertus Institute on Feb. 13

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite you to a free event in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ vision for protecting nature in the Chicago Region for the … Continue reading

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases Asian Carp Report this Week, Asks for Public Input

By Mike Bryson This Monday, January 6th, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a major report about the Asian Carp threat to Lake Michigan as part of their long-running Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. Years in the … Continue reading

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SUST Prof and Fulbright Researcher Julian Kerbis Peterhans Reports Four New Mammal Species Discovered in Central Africa

A collaborative international effort by Dr. Julian Kerbis Peterhans of the College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University (Chicago), the Wildlife Conservation Society (New York), the Centre de Recherché des Sciences Naturelles (Lwiro, Dr Congo), and the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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The Reality of Chasing the Myth: The Extinction of the Black Rhino

by Allison Mayes During my time at Roosevelt as a Sustainability Studies major I have had the opportunity to work with many great professors and learn alongside very dedicated classmates. It has always been exciting for me to learn about … Continue reading

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Eastern Steller Sea Lions No Longer Classified as Threatened

It has been nearly 19 years since the last time the NOAA removed an animal from their long list of threatened marine life. However, last week it was announced that the Eastern Steller sea lion would be taken off the … Continue reading

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