Category Archives: life

Return to the Wild: Conservation hope for the scimitar-horned oryx


Originally posted on Animal Ecology In Focus:
In this post for Endangered Species Day Jared Stabach, a research ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute highlights the sharp decline in large mammal species across the Sahara and focuses on species…

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Outdoor Radio: Grassland Ambassadors Help Globetrotting Bobolinks Successfully Nest — Vermont Center for Ecostudies


If there is any one bird that got me interested in birding, it’s probably the Bobolink. On the family farm in New York’s Mohawk Valley, we had Bobolinks nesting each summer in our small pasture and in the hayfields across … Continue reading

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Agricultural & Urban Habitat Drive Long-Term Bird Population Changes — Auk & Condor Updates


Birders are constantly confronted with loss of habitats we think best support various species and the surprise of finding species in what we would consider unsuitable habitat. It’s easy to write off the marginal places as population sinks or ecological … Continue reading

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You know these answers


I’ll begin with a brief quiz. You don’t need to study for this; I think you’ll do quite well. Read the prompt and pay attention to the first thing that pops into your head: powerhouse of the cell king of … Continue reading

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A conversation about grad school


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation. I plan to keep having it, too. But if this example can help answer some questions pre-emptively, I reckon this will have been a good use of my time. … Continue reading

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Under attack from within


I really would rather not be posting about political issues here, but these are indeed extraordinary days we’re living. To begin, consider this definition and this oath: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, … Continue reading

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Essential Pride month reading and viewing for straight friends & colleagues


via Essential Pride month reading and viewing for straight friends & colleagues This day marks a celebration for LGBTQIA people in science, and it’s important to me to express my support for diversity in STEM. Few things I’ve seen better … Continue reading

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