Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weekly Round Up

The Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife is hosting an invasive species pull at the Montgomery wood lot on Friday, October 26th starting at 1pm. Here is the link to the facebook event:


Seminar of interest to students studying biodiversity and environmental restoration
November 1st at 3:30pm in Montgomery 443

Dave Ewert, Director of Conservation Science in The Great Lakes at The Nature Conservancy.  Dave works on climate change and conservation issues in the Great Lakes Region, generally and has also done research on the ecology of migrating and overwintering neotrpical migratory landbirds.  His seminar will be titled "The Nature Conservancy:  Great Lakes Regional Science".


The Journal of Student Research is calling for submissions for its next issue scheduled to be published end of this year. This is a multidisciplinary journal affiliated with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). 

Student researchers at NIU who are aspiring to publish can submit the following:
  • Manuscript that is student's original research.
  • Original review or analysis on a topic of student's choice.
  • Other types of submissions.

Please review the Author Guidelines ( which will answer most of your questions about the submission process.
To submit the manuscript student's will first have to Register ( with the journal as an Author.
Deadline to submit: 11:59 p.m. (CST) October 31, 2012

Curious about how you can get In The Know for environmental issues?

One way is to sign up for email lists and then read (or skim) the newsletters and emails. Here are some examples of email/newsletter groups to join:
Eco Wiki hosted by Portland State University
E - The Environmental Magazine
Sustainable News by Sustainable Chicago
Illinois Solar Energy Association
Campus Ecology by The National Wildlife Federation