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Articles tagged: alumni

An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

Claire (Koss) Richmond Johnson

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Education: B.A. in Anthropology with minor in Biology, UMass Boston, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am the IACUC Coordinator at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract… Read More

What colors can dogs see?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of… Read More

Frames, facts, and the science of communicating environmental crises

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Authors: Josephine E.M. Martell (Tufts MAPP class of 2003) and Amanda D. Rodewald Published: October 15, 2019 Conservation Biology. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13424 Article Impact Statement: Efforts to frame issues should be supported by empirical… Read More

Why do animals go extinct?

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Some 25 to 50% of animal species on Earth are expected to go extinct over the next 10 to 20 years. Dr. Chris Whittier, V97, director of our M.S. in conservation medicine program, explains why—and shares a glimmer of hope.

Spider Monkey Mission

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade

The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.