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Island Press Field Notes

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Jada Mosley / On March 15th, 2019

This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic.

By John Pastor / On March 22nd, 2018

In fall, about 21 mammal and bird species worldwide, mostly in northern regions, change their coat or plumage colors from brown to white. White provides camouflage against predators as snow covers the landscape in winter. In spring, these same animals...

By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On January 30th, 2017

For a long time we ecologists thought that we could predict not only how forests would grow but also how their composition was likely to change over time.  And we could predict the effects of management actions: for example, If we chose to thin stands of...

By David Salt, Brian Walker / On July 27th, 2016

A few weeks ago the world learnt of the disappearance of the Bramble Cay melomys, a small Australian rodent only known to occur on a tiny coral cay off the northern tip of Australia. The finding is noted in a...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On December 3rd, 2015

As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 16th, 2015

Reposted from Cristina Eisenberg's Huffington Post blog with permission. The...

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By Biohabitats / On April 6th, 2015

Post by Amy Nelson; reposted from the Biohabitats Rhizome blog with permission.

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By Edward Struzik / On February 9th, 2015

A snowy owl at an airport in British Columbia.

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