PitE and SNRE host speaker series featuring notable conservation biologists and ecologists, honoring Michigan alumni who have made significant contributions to ecological conservation.
ANN ARBOR, MICH – On Friday, October 3, 2014, U-M’s PitE and SNRE will host Dr. Dan Janzen, to give a lecture on conservation of tropical wildlands through biodiversity development.
5 Things About Me: Conservation Ecologist BradleyCardinale
September 17, 2014 | Author: AAAS MemberCentral Blogger Summer Allen
Question 1: Tell us why you chose your particular field of study. Why did it grab your interest and fuel your curiosity?
The passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America, was hunted to extinction. The Passenger Pigeon Portrait Gallery commemorates the centenary of the death of Martha, the last of the species, on September 1, 1914. The Portrait Gallery displays the work of 14 artists, each representing a state or area within the bird’s former nesting range. Audubon’s drawing of a pair of passenger pigeons (shown in the last case, right wall) inspired artists Steffi Domike and Ann Rosenthal to curate this collection of diverse portrait interpretations.
By Jim Erickson, Michigan News
A 57-acre research plot established by SNRE professor Ivete Perfecto and John Vandermeer at a University of Michigan forest preserve northwest of Ann Arbor has been added to a Smithsonian Institution global network used to study tropical and temperate forest function and diversity.
A list of the 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in American history—compiled by students at the University of Michigan—has been added to a new "Global Atlas of Environmental Justice," an interactive online map detailing about 1,000 environmental conflicts worldwide. The atlas is a product of the European Union-funded EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade), which is hosting a conference this month in Lund, Sweden.
You've probably never seen a bird like this before.
SNRE students have -- during a three-hour ornithology lab (EEB/NRE 433) where each student got to prepare their own study skin, the technical term for an animal that is prepared and stored for the purpose of scientific research.
Unlike taxidermied mounts, study skins are unposed and arranged in neat rows inside of airtight cabinets, usually inside of a natural history museum where they can stay for 200 years or more.
Shelie Miller, PhD, and SNRE Associate Professor, has been selected as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Science.
SNRE professor and Environmental Justice scholar Dorceta Taylor recently returned from Washington D.C. where she gave a Congressional briefing on her Food Security in Michigan Project. Taylor was invited to be one of the keynote speakers by the Association of Ecosystems Research Centers (AERC).