Sustainability Café on February 24 will look at road impacts on local animal populations


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, February 24th will feature Dr. Leeann Kanda presenting “Road Impacts on Local Wildlife.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

Leeann Kanda is associate professor in the Biology department, with a research specialty in animal behavior and population dynamics. Dr. Kanda has led a research project to deploy an electronic "fence" to detect when microchipped salamanders migrate across a local roadway. Her research aims to better understand the timing and success rate of individuals crossing such roads and evaluate whether the population is affected by road traffic. This work may help ensure that wetlands near roads provide high quality habitat to the amphibians that use them.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Spring 2014 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.