top 10 innovations, ecology
Biology's Coefficient
Biology's Coefficient
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Virginia Targets Wild Pigs
Virginia Targets Wild Pigs
Bob Grant | Nov 26, 2013
The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2013
New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013
The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.
Influential Ecologist Dies
Influential Ecologist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 24, 2013
Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.
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.