biodiversity
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A look at some of the species named this year
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.
Geography of Genetic Diversity
Geography of Genetic Diversity
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 29, 2016
Mammals and amphibians show greater intraspecific genetic diversity in the tropics compared with temperate regions.
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
Moushumi Basu | Sep 1, 2016
An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.
Report: Biodiversity Has Fallen Below “Safe” Levels
Report: Biodiversity Has Fallen Below “Safe” Levels
Tanya Lewis | Jul 18, 2016
More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more
New Species Celebrated
New Species Celebrated
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
A top-10 list compiled by a committee of taxonomists includes a new hominin species and a beetle named after a children’s book character.
SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016
SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
A look at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry scientists’ picks
Population Ecologist Dies
Population Ecologist Dies
Jef Akst | May 18, 2016
Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.