Fellows in the News

Supposedly solitary pumas actually hang out with their fellow big cats quite often, frequently coming together and hissing and snarling before settling down to share a delicious elk carcass. That's the startling discovery made by scientists who recently tracked 13 pumas — also called mountain lions...Read more >
Abstract The human aspects of conservation are often overlooked but will be critical for identifying strategies for biological conservation in the face of climate change. We surveyed the behavioral intentions of coastal landowners with respect to various conservation strategies aimed at...Read more >
Abstract Freshwater biodiversity is imperiled across the globe, and multiple stressors such as habitat alteration, non-native species invasion, disease, and climate change can act in concert to threaten vulnerable taxa. The amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which causes...Read more >
The School of Architecture continues to build its Race and Gender in the Built Environment Initiative with new faculty appointments. Edna Ledesma will join the school as a fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, and Miriam Solis will begin her appointment as an assistant professor in Fall 2018 after...Read more >
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Most utility customers spend just 8 minutes per year thinking about their electricity bill.” That 8-minute stat comes from Accenture, and it actually refers to online interactions between customers and their utilities. Accenture's study is a much broader...Read more >
Increasing environmental uncertainty coupled with rapidly changing market conditions in the Gulf of Maine raise important questions about the ability of Maine’s commercial fishermen to adapt. How resilient is the industry to these shifting waters? Who is best positioned to adapt and who is most...Read more >
In the heart of car-dominated Los Angeles, a group of students set out on a journey to discover what it takes to create bike-friendly cities. The result is an inspiring call to action for people everywhere. Co-directed by Dr. Paul Steinberg of Harvey Mudd College and Kevin Foxe (whose credits...Read more >
... “Take a handful of these, we’re gonna make a little path,” Ryan shouts over the wind, handing me some boards. Ryan Carle manages the restoration project with Jessie (Beck). We’re deep in bird territory, so he’s building a path winding through fragile nests and scouting for vulnerable chicks...Read more >
Dena Adler joined the Sabin Center as our 2017-2019 Climate Law Fellow. Dena’s work at the Sabin Center will focus on developing legal and regulatory tools to advance the efforts of governments and private actors to adapt to a changing climate and to mitigate the effects of climate change. She is...Read more >
Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards recognize three individuals in our community whose efforts foster understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2018 awards will be presented at Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards Dinner in San Francisco on Sunday, March 25, 2018...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Kristen Pratt
In the latest installment of their Working Shift series, WBEZ in Chicago talked with the sustainability manager of Chicago’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Fellow Kristen Pratt, about the work she does both inside the museum and in Chicago neighborhoods to promote the principles of sustainability.Read more >

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