Climate change and biodiversity loss: A dangerous combination?

Diversity makes us stronger. The diversity of life, biodiversity, is what unites and sustains us as … [Read more...]

Museum workers are not all exhibitionists

I consider the American Museum of Natural History to be my “home” museum. It’s the one I visited as … [Read more...]

Hibernation, cohabitation and other lessons in surviving the winter

As I sit bundled up on the couch drinking my hot coffee and writing this blog, blizzard Jonas rages … [Read more...]

Where recreation ecologists spend their summer vacation

We enjoy hiking and getting out in nature, but how can we be sure our recreation is not leading to … [Read more...]

The Perks of Winter Birding

Bundle up and grab your binoculars. Winter is coming. For someone who wrote her dissertation … [Read more...]

Crickets songs are more popular than Beyonce

Twitter is a weird place, no doubt about that. To some, it's an incomprehensible mish-mash of @'s, … [Read more...]

What do scientists do? Part II – A tribute to taxonomists

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are huge, weighing up to 550 lbs (250 kg) and with a … [Read more...]

Sharing is Caring if You’re a Vampire Bat

Vampire bats undoubtedly make the list of real-life critters that double as Halloween mascots, but … [Read more...]

Cockroaches aren’t as good at surviving as we thought

If you exist on planet earth for more than about 15 years you’re almost guaranteed to “know” a few … [Read more...]

Notes from the field: What does a scientist do?

If I were to ask you, describe a scientist, what would you say? My impression is that people … [Read more...]