The Scientist Staff
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk
Infographic: How to Predict If a Species Is At Risk

To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.

To calculate the likelihood that organisms will be harmed by climate change, researchers estimate their exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to new conditions.

species distribution
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Ashley Yeager | Sep 28, 2017
Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
Report: Biodiversity Has Fallen Below “Safe” Levels
Report: Biodiversity Has Fallen Below “Safe” Levels
Tanya Lewis | Jul 18, 2016
More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.
Cetacean Cacophony
Cetacean Cacophony
Chris Palmer | Sep 1, 2013
Seafloor seismometers record hundreds of thousands of fin whale calls, allowing marine geophysicists to track the elusive marine mammals.
Hearing Whales
Hearing Whales
Chris Palmer | Sep 1, 2013
A geophysicist stumbled on a way to track elusive fin whales with seismometers.
Ants Climb as Weather Warms
Ants Climb as Weather Warms
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 26, 2013
Rising temperatures allow one mountain ant to climb higher, displacing a related species and possibly upsetting plant ecology.
Opinion: Biodiversity Impacts Humanity
Opinion: Biodiversity Impacts Humanity
Bradley J. Cardinale | Feb 20, 2013
Increasing evidence suggests that loss of Earth’s biological diversity will compromise our planet’s ability to provide the goods and services societies need to prosper.
Online Map of Life
Sabrina Richards | May 11, 2012
An interactive web tool that allows users to visualize world-wide species distributions is now available on the Web.