Category Archives: wildlife

SUST 220 Water Class Goes With the Flow!

This autumn the SUST 220 Water class at Roosevelt University has taken full advantage of the glorious weather by exploring Chicago’s waterways.  SUST professor Michele Hoffman Trotter and class joined forces with Friends of the Chicago River for a memorable … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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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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