science education, conservation biology, invasive species
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.
Image of the Day: Suckers
Image of the Day: Suckers
The Scientist Staff | Apr 10, 2018
A recently expanded online database allows researchers and the public to share and view videos of sea lampreys.
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2018
The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  
Romeo the Frog
Romeo the Frog
The Scientist Staff | Feb 14, 2018
When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
A project aims to preserve samples of the climate change–vulnerable animals for future restoration.
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
The Scientist Staff | Jan 11, 2018
Conflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.
Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina
Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina
The Scientist Staff | Dec 20, 2017
Researchers document the loudest sound ever recorded in fish.