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.
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.
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?
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.
ANN ARBOR—When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, and promoting reforestation might be the best solution.
Those are the findings of a new University of Michigan study that surveyed vacant lots in several Detroit neighborhoods for ragweed, counting the number of ragweed plants and estimating how often each lot was mowed.
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.
SNRE’s Brad Cardinale is one of eight U-M scientists and engineers who have been elected as 2013 fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Cardinale and the other seven chosen University of Michigan researchers were among 388 new fellows announced today by AAAS.
SNRE is honoring Professor Bob Grese on being named the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Ecosystem Management. Join us for his lecture, "Linking Landscape Design and Conservation: Historical American Traditions and Current Applications," to be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3rd, Room 1040 of the Dana Building.