National Forum on Landscape Conservation

Last week (Nov. 7-8), Jenny participated in the National Forum on Landscape Conservation. This was a discussion amongst government, nonprofit and academic leaders in landscape ecology & conservation about how the field should progress. Jenny worked with other participants to draft short- and long-term goals for progressive integration of landscape perspectives into planning. The forum

Welcome to Ruku!

I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Rukumani Rimal, our new GIS Technician. Stop by 307 Cherry Emerson sometime to welcome her to the department, or stop by Fossil Wednesday to get to meet her!

The Wildlife Society

Jenny presented research on climate connectivity at the Wildlife Society conference in Albuquerque, NM. Her presentation was part of a symposium entitled “Conserving Nature’s Stages and Helping Wildlife Move Between Them” organized by Mark Anderson (The Nature Conservancy) & Paul Beier (Northern Arizona University).

NTC Taphonomy!

How did so many small mammal, lizard, bird, & fish bones get concentrated at Natural Trap Cave?!? Aaron has already databased >16,000 bones & teeth!!! The answer, it seems, is that packrats gather bones from the surface around the cave entrance, and then stash them in their nests along the inner rim of the cave.

BEE Inspired REU

This summer Jenny  teamed up with Dr. Bistra Dilkina  to co-mentored an REU student through the BEE Inspired Program. Heather Strathearn, from Purdue University, conducted research related to species dispersal rates. She explored when and where species dispersal rates limit species’ abilities to track to new suitable habitats as a result of climate change. In 2016, BEE

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