Why is Mauritius killing its bats? Department faculty member Prof. Brandon P. Anthony leads study to understand government culling of last endemic mammal on island of Mauritius

September 4, 2018

In collaboration with the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, Prof. Anthony has co-authored a publication which conceptually maps the interaction of stakeholders concerning government culls to address predation on fruit trees by Mauritius’ last known endemic mammal, the IUCN Endangered Mauritius Fruit Bat, and to develop mitigation strategies to resolve this conflict. The paper has been recently published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa.

Tunde Szabolcs joins administrative team

August 2, 2018

Welcome to Tünde Szabolcs, who joined the Department’s administrative team on August 1, 2018.

Anna Sándor (ESP 2015) and Prof. Brandon Anthony team up to publish article on unique case of human-wildlife conflict

July 29, 2018

Anna Sándor (ESP 2015 alumna) and Prof. Brandon P. Anthony have published an article entitled Mapping the conflict of raptor conservation and recreational shooting in the Batumi Bottleneck, Republic of Georgia in the Journal of Threatened Taxa on the escalating conflict surrounding raptor shooting that occurs every autumn in the Batumi Bottleneck in Georgia.

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy awarded major EU research grant to promote urban sustainability and inclusivity

July 17, 2018

Project Title: Urban Arena for Sustainable and Equitable Solutions (URBANA)  

Summary:  UrbanA will support city-makers – including researchers, policymakers and practitioners – in transforming European cities into inclusive and sustainable urban and peri-urban environments to promote shared economic wealth creation, green amenities, and environmentally-centered interventions, together with urban equity and inclusion.