Environmental Conservation

Shark Genetic Conservation Student Video

This video was created by the 2011 DNA Residency Team Shark, Tom Champion (educator, Naperville North), Griffin Harris (student, New Trier High), and Prahi Thirkateh (Naperville North High).  They outline population bottlenecks and discuss the problems that changes in population size might be for the conservation of sharks.

Video: Na Bula, Fiji's Crown of Thorns

Josh Drew has done most of his research in Fiji and this has allowed him to get an intimate understanding of Fijian culture. Acanthaster planci is the scientific name for a starfish know as the Crown of Thorns and that in Fijian is called 'Na Bula'. Enjoy an interesting story about a starfish that can play a major role in it's ecosystem and how Josh's research has been benefited by sharing with local communities in Fiji.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 27 - Museum Collections and the Mammals of Tanzania

For the past two decades, Bill has been studying the natural history, biogeography, taxonomy and evolution of mammals of eastern Africa.  He has focused on the rodent and shrew populations in the mountainous regions within Tanzania and has discovered several new species.  This work is vital to understand how mammal populations in Tanzania change over time.

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