• A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The BBC writes, “Some forests are more than 1,000 years old ... Paradoxically, humans have both protected them yet pose the biggest threat to their future.”
    May 21, 2019
  • Sustainability at Colgate University
    Colgate University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Innovative and forward-thinking initiatives, such as Colgate’s comprehensive wellness program, Chapel House geothermal exchange system, and continued improvements to preserve campus-owned forested land, played integral roles in achieving […]
    August 23, 2018
  • Above a rainforest canopy.
    Colgate Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Cardelús was featured recently in a Nature.com article called “Fieldwork: Extreme research.” Nature.com talks about the literal and metaphorical heights to which Cardelús must climb in order to pursue her investigations. According to the article, “[it] requires climbing up ropes while battling jungle heat and fending off biting insects. On each climb, she […]
    February 11, 2016
  • A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $500,000 in funding to an interdisciplinary team of Colgate faculty, led by Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Cardelús, to continue investigating the status and conservation of sacred forests in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Christian Orthodox churches emerged in Ethiopia some 800 years ago. Today, thousands of these sites protect […]
    November 30, 2015
  • A second year of funding provided by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate will allow faculty researchers to further their exploration of the cultural and religious stewardship of sacred forest ecosystems in Ethiopia. Damhnait McHugh, director of the institute, announced the award to Colgate professors Catherine Cardelús (biology), Eliza Kent (religion), Peter Klepeis (geography), […]
    June 6, 2014
  • Even though the most significant impact from climate change has been in polar regions, a new report co-authored by assistant professor of biology Catherine Cardelús may debunk the notion that tropical plants and animals remain unaffected by global warming. The research conducted by Cardelús and four other scientists was published in this week’s issue of […]
    October 15, 2008