Professor Co-Authors Study on Turtle and Tortoise Population Crisis

More than half of all 360 turtle and tortoise species face imminent extinction, according to a comprehensive study published by a group of 51 conservationists, that includes Hofstra University Professor of Biology Russell Burke. The findings of this International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group appear this week in the scientific journal Current Biology. Despite their grim prediction, the authors provide recommendations that may reverse the decline and save many species. One such global conservation strategy involves ending the pet trade and the trade in wild turtles for food.

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Alum Honored for Stellar Record

Bianca Nicole Saraniero ’19 is the recipient of this year’s Albert I. DaSilva Memorial Endowed Scholarship for maintaining a perfect grade point average of 4.0...

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Arbor Day Celebration

Four dogwood trees will be planted on campus in celebration of Arbor Day, Wednesday, April 24. The planting will take place during Common Hour (11:15...

Terrapin Teamwork

Two professors from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have combined...

Giving HS Science a Tech Edge

Students from six Nassau County school districts will be using computational thinking and coding to learn biology thanks to training their teachers...

Love of the Lab

They’re spending their summer holed up in a lab, but don’t feel sorry for Hofstra biology majors Joshua Pimentel ’19 and Samantha Lau ’19. It’s...

Shell Game

Biology Professor Russell Burke, state conservation officials and environmental advocates celebrated World Turtle Day© by demonstrating a device that...

Local Research, Global Reach

Two biology students were recently awarded grants to support research projects in the lab of Assistant Professor of Biology  Javier Izquierdo.

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