On March 1st, 2011, CERC will host Sustaining Life, Securing Our Future, a day-long symposium that brings together leaders in biodiversity research, conservation, and education to present on the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and its role in securing a sustainable future. The day’s panels will discuss the range of efforts to study, conserve, and effectively communicate the importance of biodiversity and the services it provides towards supporting all life on Earth.
Whether waddling amongst its young in snowy Antarctica or swimming in the northern shores of the Galápagos Islands, the familiar image of the penguin, with its black and white tuxedo is truly iconic. The Little Blue Penguin, however, reminds evolutionary biologists and wildlife enthusiasts that the world is rarely black and white.
In the biological world, both within and between species, adaptive progress and success are relative. This notion of evolutionary relativism is known as the Red Queen Effect, a term derived from the Red Queen’s race in Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll.
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation had a blast at the 2010 Green Drinks Holiday Party! Every December, Green Drinks partners with outstanding individuals and groups to raise awareness about important environmental issues.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article written by Jennifer Gonzalez called, “Certificate Programs Could Play a Key Role in Meeting the Nation’s Educational Goals,” indirectly highlighting the role of CERC’s Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation is now featured in an initiative called: “Green Tip & Trade: How to save the environmental one change at a time,” created by the Marketplace Sustainability Desk from American Public Radio.
Courtship, or the process by which an individual selects and fights for his or her partner to reproduce with, is one of the most remarkable processes in the ecological world.
From Monarch Butterflies that journey from Eastern North America to the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico to Atlantic Salmon that travel between the freshwater and the salty ocean, moving long distances in search of a new habitat is truly a remarkable behavior.
Beyond their eerie exterior and misunderstood persona, bats play complex, diverse and vital roles in the functioning of the world’s ecosystems.