pixels, ecology
Dolphins by Name
Dolphins by Name
Sabrina Richards | Jul 23, 2013
Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.
Science on Lockdown
Science on Lockdown
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.
Sea Bugs
Sea Bugs
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 1, 2013
Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.
Research Behind Bars
Research Behind Bars
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni advances forest conservation and science advocacy by enlisting the help of prisoners.
An Ocean of Viruses
An Ocean of Viruses
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 1, 2013
Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.
Bird Bullies
Bird Bullies
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2013
Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34
Salamander Evolution
Salamander Evolution
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Bob Grant | May 23, 2013
Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013
The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.