Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by user Kiwi Flickr

By Erin Johnson / On July 16th, 2014

The view of the University of Montana campus from the nearby Mt. Sentinel.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 15th, 2014

US-Canada border. Photo by Cristina Eisenberg.

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by user Rafael Edwards

By Meghan Bartels / On June 27th, 2014

A European honeybee pollinating pink milkweed.

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by user Kevin Harber

By Cristina Eisenberg / On May 13th, 2014

Carnivore Way, Alaska. Image by Alisa Acosta, used with permission. Click to enlarge.

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by user Kiwi Flickr

By Jason Leppig / On April 16th, 2014

Post by Nancy Baron While not everyone may be interested in your science at first, many people are interested in scientists, as your work seems…mysterious. What do you actually do? Why are you so devoted to it? They want to know what makes you tick....

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via user WorldFish

By Meghan Bartels / On April 11th, 2014

With spring finally starting to show its face, we're thinking about everything that's green and growing. But as Yvonne Baskin shows in Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by user Kiwi Flickr

By Admin / On May 10th, 2013

Observation and Ecology author Rafe Sagarin discusses art and the environment with poet Eric Magrane from the University of Arizona. Eric Magrane: Rafe, you...

Photo Credit: Rockaway Youth on Banner by user Light Brigading

By Admin / On April 2nd, 2013

A new Island Press author, Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only stand-up economist, is trying to raise $20,000 to help offset the cost to print his forthcoming book: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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...

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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...