Over the last century, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) has declined by more than half in Yellowstone National Park’s northern range.
While conservation biologists agree that plant diversity is crucial to ecosystem function, the debate rages over which aspect of diversity is most important.
Habitat fragmentation is even more devastating than we thought. Fragments are known to be inferior to intact habitat because they are more likely to lose species.
New research shows that prescribed burning may be used too widely.
Because islands and the Temperate Zone are hotspots of non-native species invasions, biologists have hypothesized that mainlands and tropics are harder to invade.
Introduced crayfish are wiping out native species in North America, which has three-quarters of the crayfish species worldwide.
Every weekend, millions of Americans escape from their desks to enjoy one of the most popular hobbies: gardening.
How do you know when you have enough data? That is a difficult question to answer if you don’t know how much you need. We seldom know the basic quanta of conservation with much precision.
As a new era of Internet and broadcasting technologies emerge, the possibility of minimal impact mass tourism is nearing a reality.
The hard lesson that we should take away from the last decade of fire management in drier forests is that a choice to do nothing is a choice of action, not always with a desirable outcome.