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Mice, Lions, and The Doors: Adventures in Paris with Julian Kerbis Peterhans

RU Professor of Natural Science and Sustainability Studies Julian Kerbis Peterhans recently returned to Chicago after 10 days at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MHNH) in Paris where he gave a talk on his work on African lions. Most of … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Battle Invasive Species in the Adirondacks this Summer!

Looking for an opportunity to battle invasive aquatic species and explore the wild lands and waters of upstate New York? The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program is now accepting applications for approximately 30 full time and a few part time summer … Continue reading

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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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