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Island Press Field Notes

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By Biohabitats / On January 28th, 2015

By 2080, the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) could lose 77% of its breeding range.

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By Joe Landsberg / On January 20th, 2015

Boreal forest.

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 16th, 2015

Wolves in Yellowstone.

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On December 10th, 2014

This female wolf wandered from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. Photo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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By Andy Dyer / On November 12th, 2014

The crested duck is host to a mutation that can be lethal.

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By Emily Monosson / On November 6th, 2014

As flu season approaches each year, thousands line up to receive a vaccine—but many others don't.

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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 Emily Monosson / On July 21st, 2014

A sign warning of radiation from the explosion at Chernobyl.

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