Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Assessments of species vulnerability provide crucial information for conservation efforts. But the science behind them is still evolving.
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change
Identifying Future Victims of Climate Change

Assessments of species vulnerability provide crucial information for conservation efforts. But the science behind them is still evolving.

Assessments of species vulnerability provide crucial information for conservation efforts. But the science behind them is still evolving.

science education, conservation biology, invasive species, science communication
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered AnimalsOvercoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Snaking Over
Snaking Over
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2018
See how the tiny island of Guam became overrun with brown treesnakes, and learn what biologists are doing to try to eradicate the invasive species.
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2018
To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.
After Relocation, an Endangered Species Stops Avoiding Predator Scents
After Relocation, an Endangered Species Stops Avoiding Predator Scents
Abby Olena | Jun 6, 2018
Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.
Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 5, 2018
The introduction of the poisonous Duttaphrynus melanostictus into Madagascar could be fatally risky for the island’s native predators.
Meet the Leechmeister
Meet the Leechmeister
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2018
See the American Museum of Natural History curator Mark Sidall explain his fascination with leeches, which he and other scientists are using to infer biodiversity in some far-flung places.
Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education
Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education
Catherine Offord | May 25, 2018
Proposed changes to the state’s school science standards would emphasize that parts of the theory are “not proven.”
Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer
Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer
Shawna Williams | May 22, 2018
The University College London researcher investigated how environmental pressures affect animals.
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.