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...]

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...]

The unit of biodiversity

Biodiversity is a simple and beautiful concept. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Biodiversity … [Read more...]

BioBlitz: a coming together of scientists, naturalists, and the community

One of the reasons I wanted to start contributing to a blog was to share experiences of life as a … [Read more...]

A coyote howls in the Bronx

Coyotes are thought to be tough, resilient and adaptable, making them appropriate additions to New … [Read more...]

Bridging the gap with citizen science

Who can think of a better way to close the gap between science and society than to actually merge … [Read more...]

David versus Goliath: conservation of land and of species-Part II

When last I posted I posited that the need to protect land and species is important. I told a story … [Read more...]

There is more to mosquitoes than bloodsucking

As spring arrives, I cannot help but think about all of the organisms that will begin to emerge, … [Read more...]

Hello, spring! We’ve been waiting for you….

If you are like me, you have been eagerly awaiting the change of seasons from the cold gray days of … [Read more...]