Evolution is usually considered in purely biological terms. Yet in animals as well as humans, it can be cultural, too.
Our cognitive systems have been honed by evolution to focus on animals. After all, throughout evolutionary history, animals have posed far more immediate threats or benefits than plants.
Climate change is predicted to cause plants and animals to migrate to new locations, and reshuffle biotic communities in various ways.
This article is available in Spanish through a partnership with the Institute of Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Evolution is an experiment played over millions of years, with endless failures, dead-ends, obstacles, impasses, and the occasional success.
Here’s two things we know: One, the oceans are getting warmer. Two, the oceans are becoming more acidic.
In the urban parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, around three hundred thousand tons of salt are dumped onto roads each winter.
The equilibrium theory of island biogeography is three things. One, it’s a mouthful of jargon. Two, it’s long been one of the theoretical pillars of conservation science.
There’s a struggle at the core of wildlife conservation between our desire to help and our ability to help.
The Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus) was once a success story in wildlife conservation.