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In Their Own Words: Peter Raven

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

In Their Own Words: Alan Covich

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

Virtual Meetings in the Pandemic Era: American Society for Gravitational and Space Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced numerous challenges for scientific societies and organizations, including the necessity to quickly move large in-person meetings to ...

Science Leaders Issue Clarion Call for Evidence-Based Policy

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, US science leaders and others have expressed frustration with the lack of an informed and coherent federal response, a s...

Trump Administration Delists Gray Wolves: Response from the Experts

On 29 October 2020, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the "successful recovery" of the US gray wolf population, with US Secretary of the Interior Secretary Da...

In Their Own Words: Paul Ehrlich

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

In Their Own Words: Marvalee Wake

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

Often Understudied, Fences Pose Ecological Threats

Fences are one of humanity's most frequent landscape alterations, with their combined length exceeding even that of roads by an order of magnitude. Despite their ubiqu...

In Their Own Words: Neil deGrasse Tyson

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

In Their Own Words: Gene E. Likens

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

21st Century Natural History Collections

Natural history collections are a crucial resource to many scientific endeavors, and their value has been bolstered by recently undertaken digitization efforts. Howev...

Hot Days and Tree Transpiration

Shade from urban trees has long been understood to offer respite from the urban heat island effect, a phenomenon that can result in city centers that are 1–3 degrees ...

In Their Own Words: Douglas Futuyma

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

Leveraging Biodiversity Science Infrastructure in the COVID-19 Era

The pandemic resulting from SARS-CoV-2 has had profound impacts on the conduct of scientific research and education: A large proportion of field research has ground to...

Using Metacommunities for Better Biological Assessments

Evaluating shifts in the health of dynamic ecosystems is often difficult—for instance, rivers with intermittent flows and populations with varied dispersal characteris...

In Their Own Words: Judith Weis

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

In Their Own Words: Gregory Anderson

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

Lessons from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study

By the end of the present century, more than 80% of humans are expected to live in urban centers. This shift away from rural and agrarian living highlights the growing...

Addressing COVID-19 Supply Shortages with 3D Printing

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, efforts to provide adequate testing and healthcare have at times been stymied by shortages of medical supplies. To help address one suc...

Race and STEM Diversity

Despite ongoing efforts to increase diversity among STEM faculty, participation rates of faculty members of color remain lower in STEM fields than in other academic di...

Impact Series: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing, Next Steps, and the Role of Small Business

Public health officials have argued that thorough and accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2 is essential for gaining a foothold in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pand...

In Their Own Words: Joel Cracraft

This episode is the fourth in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their ...

American Society for Gravitational and Space Research 2019 Annual Meeting (Denver)

In November 2019, through the collaboration of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR), Bio...

The Ecological Context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

In this episode of BioScience Talks, we welcome previous guest Dan Salkeld of Colorado State University back to the show. He is joined by CSU colleague and 2016 coauth...

In Their Own Words: Susan Stafford

This episode is the third in our new oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to th...

Fireflies Face Global Threats

Worldwide declines in insect populations have sparked considerable concern. To date, however, significant research gaps exist, and many insect threats remain under-inv...

In Their Own Words: Diana Wall

This episode is the third in our new oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to th...

Impact Series: Tympanogen, Gels, and Helping Children Heal

Each year, tens of thousands of patients undergo invasive surgery to repair perforated eardrums. The surgery, called tympanoplasty, is time consuming, costly, and diff...

Room for Complexity? The Many Players in the Coffee Agroecosystem

Agricultural areas are often considered distinct from local ecosystems, and in many cases, such an assessment rings true. Single-crop farmlands, reliant on the libera...

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