Mar 6, 2017
The annual Twitter event returns with 64 mammal species ready to fight to the virtual death for your entertainment and education.
Read MoreFeb 7, 2017
#CougarOrNot, #NotACopperhead, #DamOrNot, and #ButtOfWhat open up conversations about the joys and challenges of walking in an ecologist’s shoes (or… hiking boots).
Read MoreSep 9, 2016
As the climate changes, wetlands around the world experience major shifts in their functioning that can put biodiversity and ecosystem services at risk. Understanding these changes can enable better wetlands management and restoration.
Read MoreMar 30, 2016
An evolutionary anthropologist thinks there are three particular ways that natural selection has made our sleep different from that of other great apes.
Read MoreMar 22, 2016
At a regional meeting in the southeastern United States, bug experts revealed new research in taxonomy, invasion biology, disease ecology, and microbiomics.
Read MoreDec 7, 2015
With natural history collections in decline, what's a busy researcher to do with specimens from past studies?
Read MoreOct 21, 2015
A hotly contested megadam threatens an incubator for evolutionary diversity in Brazil.
Read MoreOct 14, 2015
The history of the Belo Monte dam is fraught with controversy and legal battles, dating back to 1979.
Read MoreSep 17, 2015
While it is laudable to have focused and measurable goals for such a far-reaching federal strategy, in terms of lands and agencies implicated, the three goals of the White House pollinator plan are surprisingly limited in scope.
Read MoreJun 19, 2015
The recipient of Sigma Xi’s 2015 John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, entomologist May Berenbaum, has been called on as a public expert on honeybees. She shares her thoughts with Heather Thorstensen, Sigma Xi’s manager of communications, on the recently released—and the first—National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.
Read MoreJun 16, 2015
As an insect ecologist, the driving force behind my career choices is to conserve insects and biodiversity, but I often feel like those who sound the call to “Save the bees!” are missing the point. In honor of National Pollinator Week, I’d like to add some nuance that seems to be missing from the conversation so far, particularly with regard to pollinators and pesticides.