Category Archives: ecology

Restoring Illinois’ Tallgrass Prairie: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reports on Her Spring 2016 Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt will report and reflect upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s the first such post from Tiffany Mucci, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and … Continue reading

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2016 Lecture Series at Midewin Underway

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Research in Kenya: A Report from the Field by SUST Prof. Julian Kerbis Peterhans

Roosevelt University professor of natural science Julian Kerbis Peterhans diligently works on his research at in the Field Museum of Natural History’s mammals department; but during the summer months he often finds himself in the biologically rich lands of Central … Continue reading

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Study Conservation Biology in Tropical Africa this Spring in BIOL 369

BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology is 13-day, field-based course offered this Spring 2016 semester at RU that will be largely carried out in an ancient rainforest and two savannah biomes of Tanzania, all three of which are World Heritage sites. This … Continue reading

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El Nino 2015 Strong and Stormy

By Tiffany Mucci As of late in the Chicago region, we’ve had more rain than snow, and we’ve been spared the frigid cold we’re known for this time of year.  Instead, it’s been a warm and soggy winter. Whether you’re thankful for … Continue reading

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Bison Reintroduced to the Illinois Prairie

by Tiffany Mucci A monumental and long-awaited phase in the restoration efforts at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was realized last month with the reintroduction of a small herd of American bison.  Midewin spans a 19,000-acre piece of land located just … Continue reading

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