School of Natural Resources and Environment

Conservation Ecology

Rewilding - thoughts from Joan Nassauer

From the release of captive species to their natural habitats, to restoring ecosystems in rural and urban areas, to “rewilding the child”, BBC correspondent Tim Marlow explores ideas about rewilding. Joan Nassauer, SNRE Landscape Architecture Professor, joins environmentalist and writer George Monbiot and Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe on this episode of the Forum. Listen to the full program here.

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The Program in Biology is accepting GSI applications through 31 October 2014.

The application allows graduate students to apply for teaching positions in BIOLOGY, MCDB, and EEB courses for Winter 2015.

Biology GSI application:

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LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Sheila Schueller is the instructor for NRE 509, the core ecology course for incoming masters students in SNRE. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and previously served as Assistant Director of the Ecosystem Management Initiative in SNRE. She has been teaching Ecology and Field Biology courses since 2002, both at U of M and at Eastern Michigan University.


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AWARD: up to $4,000

Purpose and History The Garden Club of America (GCA) Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship provides funding to a current graduate student to study the causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies and moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and sustainability.
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Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. Forest Resources social science, Oregon State University, 2007
M.S. Forest Resources social science, Oregon State University, 2003
B.A. Cultural Anthropology, Hampshire College, 1994

The goal of my research is to increase scientific understanding of human behavior as it relates to the sustainability of socio-ecological systems. I investigate factors that enable and constrain human adaptation to natural hazards and climate change. I am particularly interested in understanding what motivates individuals (e.g., private landowners) and organizations (e.g., natural resource agencies and environmental organizations) to cooperate on natural resource management and environmental conservation.


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Dr. Daniel Janzen delivers 2014 Olaus Murie Lecture

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 hosted Dr. Dan Janzen, who gave a lecture on conservation of tropical wildlands through biodiversity development.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm, 10 October 2014

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS).
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Brad Cardinale in his Flume Room

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?


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