Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 9th, 2014

If you've flipped through the latest issue of the New Yorker, you may have spotted "Green is Good" (subscription required), which profiles The Nature Conservancy's...

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By Eric Dinerstein / On April 30th, 2014

Originally published by Village News, a publication of the community of Cabin John, MD. Wild, undammed rivers make dangerous neighbors. A signboard near the riverbank at one of the National Park entrances...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 18th, 2014

Some people collect coins, some people collect books; people like Eric Dinerstein collect sightings of rare species. In The Kingdom of Rarities, newly released in...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 1st, 2014

As an ecologist I have spent the past ten years of my professional career tracking apex predators and large herbivores and their effects on whole ecosystems. Abundant research from all sorts of systems demonstrates that when you allow dominant species,...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 14th, 2014

This past weekend, there was...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 7th, 2014

This week, journey to the "roof of the world" with legendary field biologist George Schaller.

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By Michael Branch / On December 17th, 2013

Rants from the Hill is cross-posted from High Country News

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By Rebecca Bright / On October 22nd, 2013

Today's pick, Tibet Wild, is from our Editorial Assistant, Rebecca Bright.

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By Eric Dinerstein / On July 23rd, 2013

Considering the lines stretching around the block ten years ago to witness one of nature’s masterpieces, you might want to arrive early when the National Botanic Garden opens its doors. Trained botanists, tropical ecologists, and naturalists must queue...

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By Robert Keiter / On July 15th, 2013

Dispatches from the National Parks, is a periodic blog by Robert B. Keiter, author of To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea

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