June 30, 2015. The Bird-Window Collisions Project led by Steve Hager, Duke researchers, and many other collaborators made the front page of the Triangle-based News & Observer (in both print and web) this June! The News & Observer is the second largest newspaper in North Carolina after the Charlotte Observer. To read the article online follow this link: Bird-Window Collisions in the News & Observer.
After years of collecting and compiling research from across North America for the EREN stream temperature project, Jeffrey Simmons and colleagues have been published in the journal “River Research and Applications”. Their paper has also already been featured in an article on Environmental Monitor, a website highlighting new and exciting environmental achievements. Click here to read about the stream temperature project on Environmental Monitor and follow this link to read the full stream temperature paper: A Comparison of the Temperature Regime of Short Stream Segments Under Forested and Non-forested Riparian Zones at Eleven Sites Across North America.
This summer, EREN will be featured at the Ecological Society of America meeting in its own Organized Oral Session scheduled for Friday, August 15 from 8:00AM-11:30AM in Room 306 of the Sacramento Convention Center. Entitled “The Ecological Research as Education Network (
EREN): Merging teaching and research through continental-scale collaborative projects,” this session will highlight EREN’s ongoing research projects, their contributions to ecological knowledge and education, their challenges, and lessons learned. Presenters include David Bowne, Tracy Gartner, Steve Hager, Karen Kuers, Tim McCay, Jeffrey Simmons, Laurie Anderson, and Bob Pohlad.
A report created by The Council of Independent Colleges demonstrates that primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) better prepare students for careers and graduate study in STEM fields. Often, students from PUI backgrounds are more persistent and reach higher than those attending non-PUI schools. To read the full report on this topic, follow this link: “Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges”.
Tim McCay and his Colgate University students have been featured on a local PBS in the Adirondacks collecting research for the Distribution of North American Earthworms Project, talking about the project’s background and concepts, and highlighting the collaborative nature of the Ecological Research as Education Network. To view the video follow: PBS Video Featuring this Earthworm Project.
The Oak MAST: Monitoring and Assessing Seed Traits study, beginning its pilot year this fall, will assess variation in seed traits, seed production and insect infestation among important oak species. The Bird-Window Collisions project will investigate how landscape structure and connectivity in urban areas affects the pattern and magnitude of bird collisions in order to better inform public policy, building design and conservation efforts.