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By Admin / On September 12th, 2013

This article originally posted on ...

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By Jason Leppig / On September 6th, 2013

To celebrate all the entries in the SER and Island Press student video contest, this week's Foreword Friday selection comes from Robert Cabin's...

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By Admin / On August 9th, 2013

This weekend, connect to the wild with John Davis of the Wildlands Network in part two of his E-ssential: Big, Wild, and Connected. Join John as he treks from the central Appalachians to the Catskill mountains on his quest to find out if it's possible to...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 15th, 2013

Did you know that pandas used to roam parts of Tennessee and feed on the bamboo  that grew there? Cool, right? Check out this week's #ForewordFriday selection from "distinguished elder of conservation biology" and "marvelous guide,"...

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By Admin / On February 6th, 2013

  Travis Beck, author of the new book Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, recently wrote about one of Hurricane Sandy's more positive effects. Here's an...

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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 Admin / On January 16th, 2013

Allan Savory's TED talk highlights the importance of managing livestock in a way that mimics nature. He makes a compelling case that our future depends on it.  

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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 Admin / On January 7th, 2013

In a new piece in The Scientitst, George Schaller talks about challenges...