Through “Telling Our Stories: Creating Green Communities,” funded by the Comer Foundation, our urban anthropologists worked with a professional storytelling team to train member organizations of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and the Energy Action Network to collect, document, and analyze community stories about environmentally-friendly practices, traditions, and values. The stories were used as data for studies commissioned by the City of Chicago Department of Environment to identify strategies for engaging communities in implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP). Read more about Telling Our Stories: Creating Green Communities
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Recent Blog Posts
We trained 32 students from Peru and Bolivia to conduct and write up a rapid biological and social inventory. Credit: Álvaro del Campo Read more about A new corps of rapid inventory scientists trained in Peru
We are into the second year of our MacArthur-funded project to strengthen indigenous federations and communities they represent in the eastern buffer zone of Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru. Read more about Our quality-of-life programs in Cordillera Azul’s buffer zone begin to yield results
ECCo has worked with the Cofan indigenous people in Ecuador for more than 10 years. Our joint efforts have included four rapid inventories that led Ecuadorean authorities to recognize and protect Cofan ancestral lands. We also are charting a Cofan ancestral territories map. Our latest collaboration focuses on the Cofan sharing lessons learned in their successful park guard program with other indigenous groups. We began this effort during our rapid inventory in the Gueppi region of Ecuador and Peru in 2007. Read more about Indigenous collaborations deepen along the Ecuador-Peru border
GRAHAM HAVILAND Junior Biology major at The University of Chicago REU Mentors: Dr. Robert Martin (Curator, Anthropology) and Edna Davion (Graduate Student, Anthropology). Symposium Presentation Title: Functionality of the Short Wave Sensitive Opsin in Euarchonta Read more about Do some nocturnal Malaysian mammals see in color?
STEPHANIE M. SMITH Junior Biology major at Johns Hopkins University REU Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Angielczyk (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Do orbit dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents? Read more about Do skeletal dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents?
ELIZABETH EVERMAN Junior Biology major at William Jewell College REU Mentor: Dr. Leo Smith (Curator, Zoology, Fishes) Symposium Presentation Title: The phylogeny of scorpionfishes and stonefishes (Teleostei: Scorpaenoidei) and its implications for the evolution of venom Read more about Tracing the Evolution of Venom in Scorpionfishes and Waspfishes
KATHERINE ANDERSON Junior Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. André Sartori (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Diversity of Venus clams: building an online resource for species identification Read more about Bivalves in Time and Space (BiTS): Clams as tools to understand macroevolution
HANNAH WIRTSHAFTER Junior Biological Sciences major at Carnegie Mellon University REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. Sid Staubach (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Flexing our Mussels: Comparative Bivalve Gill Morphology Read more about The Bivalve Tree of Life
GREGOR-FAUSTO SIEGMUND Sophomore Biological Sciences major at The University of Chicago REU Mentor: Dr. Peter Makovicky (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Measuring the quality of the avian fossil record to explain the ‘rock-clock’ divide of the avian evolutionary timescale. Read more about Calibrating phylogenies: are we using the right fossils?