data interpretation, ecology
EPA to Address Nitrogen Pollution
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 23, 2011
The federal agency should reduce harmful nitrogen emissions by 25 percent in the next two decades, a new report says.
Fair Trade at Plant Roots
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2011
Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.
The Root of the Problem
Richard D. Bardgett | Aug 1, 2011
New research suggests that the flow of carbon through plants to underground ecosystems may be crucial to how the environment responds to climate change.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Richard D. Bardgett | Aug 1, 2011
As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story. 
Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2011
Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37
Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2011
Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.
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.
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.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Jul 25, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research