books, ecology, evolution
Book Excerpt from Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.
Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2011
Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37
Faculty Fallout
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.
Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2011
Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.
Ernst Haeckel’s Pedigree of Man, 1874
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
After completing his studies in medicine and biology, a restless Ernst Haeckel set off for Italy in 1859 to study art and marine biology. The diversity of life fascinated the 26-year-old Prussian, and in addition to painting landscapes, he spent the
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.
Learning to Become a Tree Hugger
Amy Maxmen | Aug 1, 2011
A guide to free software for constructing and assessing species relationships
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.
Canadian Government Silences Scientist
N/A | Jul 29, 2011
Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.