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Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We’ve heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies. So Jonas Geldmann, at […]

Interoceanic Highway: Story of Development and Biodiversity Cost

Interoceanic Highway: Story of Development and Biodiversity Cost

Published: Nov 27th, 2017

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda Highways constitute important drivers for moving the economy of a region. The Interoceanic Highway in Madre de Dios, Peru, is an example of road development in the […]

Biodiversity Hotspots

Published: Jun 19th, 2017

By Musa Jundi All around the world reside biodiversity hotspots, regions with high levels of biodiversity, and the majority of those regions are threatened by numerous stressful factors including land […]

The North American Coastal Plain Becomes the Newest Hotspot!

The North American Coastal Plain Becomes the Newest Hotspot!

Published: Jun 12th, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow In 2015, the North American Coastal Plain was recognized by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) as the 36th biodiversity hotspot in the world. To be so […]

Ocean Acidification: Indirect Effects on Coastal Marine Biodiversity

Ocean Acidification: Indirect Effects on Coastal Marine Biodiversity

Published: Jun 5th, 2017

By Musa Jundi The majority of coastal marine life depends on habitat-forming organisms like coral and sea vegetation for things like food, protection from the motion of water, and protection […]

Join the Zooniverse. Be a Zoonite.

Published: May 30th, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow The biggest obstacle facing current researchers is the unprecedented amount of data that is being collected, shared, and made accessible. The seemingly limitless amount of information that […]

Biodiversity Hotspot Facing Disaster

Biodiversity Hotspot Facing Disaster

Published: May 16th, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow Reduction of biodiversity is a universal problem, but in Southeast Asia, this issue is particularly rampant. This hotspot, known for its concentration and diversity of species, contains […]

Studying Monarch Butterflies Using Citizen Science

Studying Monarch Butterflies Using Citizen Science

Published: May 8th, 2017

By Musa Jundi Citizen science has become more accessible in recent years as the Internet allows for large-scale collaborations around the globe. The idea behind citizen science is rather simple: […]

The Potential Use of Camera Traps in Biodiversity

The Potential Use of Camera Traps in Biodiversity

Published: May 3rd, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow Data obtained from remote cameras is often used exclusively by the research team who has ownership, but in her publication, ‘Scaling-up camera traps: monitoring the planet’s biodiversity […]

Biodiversity in Cuba

Published: Dec 8th, 2016

Although the U.S. embargo on Cuba has not yet been officially lifted, due to the Obama administration’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries at the end of […]