Category Archives: Biodiversity

Cultivating RU’s Schaumburg Campus: SUST Senior Sarah Tag Recaps Her Summer Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’ve invited them to write up reports from … Continue reading

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Cultivating Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus: SUST Senior Sarah Tag Reports on Her Summer Internship at RU

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’ve invited them to write up reports from … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn! Prescribed Fire at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Encourages Native Plant Communities to Flourish

Yesterday, instead of worrying over their taxes, an enthusiastic burn crew did a prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. This was the 3rd time this artificial wetland has been burned since 2011 in an effort to … Continue reading

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Chicago Wildlife Watch: A New Way to Document Urban Biodiversity

by Archana Iyer for SUST 240 As of this past October all people interested in contributing to the database of urban wildlife in Chicago can now do so from the comfort of anywhere with an internet connection. The combined efforts of Adler … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Course Preview for Spring 2014 at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

This spring the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer SUST 330 Biodiversity for at the Schaumburg Campus. Taught by popular Adjunct Professor Maris Cooke in an innovative weekend/hybrid format, the 13-week seminar meets on five Saturdays and utilizes … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Continue to Threaten Great Lakes Ecosystem

by Jim Lockefeer for SUST 210 It appears that the invasive fish known as Asian carp are making their way to Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. According to an article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on November … Continue reading

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Des Plaines IL Fights to Save the Native Ash Tree in Attempt to Save Biodiversity

by Lauren Nichols for SUST 210 Des Plaines, Illinois, is home to an enormous amount of biodiversity. With the Des Plaines River running through the town, the number of species of resident animals, plants, and other organisms is extremely high … Continue reading

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