The “Anthropocene,” the current geological epoch in which humans are the dominant influence on the earth’s climate and ecosystems, is often considered to refer to the modern, industri
I’ve often wondered whether the Galápagos are so intensely cherished in the scientific community because of something inherently interesting about the biodiversity there, or whether i
Several years ago some folks mused about the possibility of bringing extinct species back into existence, a process that’s been dubbed “de-extinction.
This article is available in Spanish through a partnership with the Institute of Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Chickens roam the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and people disagree about where these birds came from.
Many of world’s amphibians are dying. The usual suspects can claim their share of the blame: habitat degradation, over-exploitation, invasive species.
The pink pigeon is the lone survivor of all the columbids – pigeons and doves – native to Mauritius.
Evolution is an experiment played over millions of years, with endless failures, dead-ends, obstacles, impasses, and the occasional success.
Biodiversity on islands is governed by the push and pull of life and death. Species disappear as they become extinct, and colonists from nearby islands create new populations.
In November 1835, the HMS Beagle visited Tahiti, in the South Pacific.