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By Biohabitats / On February 16th, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtle.

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By Joe Landsberg / On January 20th, 2015

Boreal forest.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 24th, 2014

The recovery of black-footed ferrets is one of the success stories of conservation biology.

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By Jason Leppig / On September 27th, 2014

Kalalau Valley from Pihea Trail in the rain.

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By Joe Landsberg / On August 11th, 2014

That might sound like a rather dry, technological subject, but it is, obviously, quite important in relation to wood production from forests. It’s also important to be able to calculate tree growth rates so we can estimate how fast forests can absorb...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 15th, 2014

US-Canada border. Photo by Cristina Eisenberg.

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By Charles C. Chester / On January 28th, 2013

On Monday, June 18, 1883, “Darwin’s bulldog” made a big mistake. Famous for his pugilistic defense of Darwin’s theory of natural selection, Thomas Henry Huxley played a prominent role in English society—and on this particular day he was delivering the...

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By Aníbal Pauchard / On January 11th, 2013

Ecological observations across multiple continents can give us insights into patterns and mechanisms that may allow for broad generalizations in ecology. In the book, Rafe and I discuss how data can come from everywhere and how networks of observers can...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On January 10th, 2013

Some of the best science stories seem to emerge in a three step process.  Step 1: Someone points out an error in your thinking, or you can’t let go of a nagging feeling that somehow you are wrong about what you think your data are telling you. Step 2: In...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On September 4th, 2012

I don’t often endorse late-summer-multiplex-popcorn-with-butter-like-topping fare, but Premium Rush is, for what it is, phenomenal.  It’s true, if you watch the...

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