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Along the Tiger's Trail: Counting the Prey

Along the Tiger's Trail: Counting the Prey

Thimmayya, a Jenu Kuruba tribesman who lives in the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve is leading the way. Following him is Killivalavan Rayar, a senior research associate working with WCS India Program.

March 27, 2015 — Varun R. Goswami and N. Samba Kumar

Microbes and Pathogen Genes Fill New York City Soil

With all the attention to the Ebola virus and other pathogens floating around in bodily fluids and the air, we may not be aware that the dirt beneath our feet is home to thousands of bacteria and other microorganisms.

October 3, 2014 — Mark Fischetti

Why There Is No Perfect Human In Puerto Rico or Anywhere Else

Disappointed by James Watson's decision to sell his Nobel Prize medal, Lior Pachter, a computational biologist who works on genomics at the University of California Berkeley, wrote an entry on his private blog in early December protesting the decision.

February 5, 2015 — Taras K. Oleksyk and Juan Carlos Martinez-Cruzado

Call of the Orangutan: A Camera Trap Menagerie

In order to get more information about the forest here at the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra, I've set up four camera traps, which I'm using to get a better look at the wildlife around the site.

November 25, 2014 — James Askew

The Richest Reef: Life in Layers

Editor's Note: "The Richest Reef" follows members of a scientific dive team as they attempt to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world.

April 22, 2015 — Steven Bedard
Along the Tiger’s Trail: It’s All in the Stripes

Along the Tiger’s Trail: It’s All in the Stripes

Editor's Note: "Along the Tiger's Trail" is a  series about the efforts to monitor tigers and their prey in the Malenad landscape in southwestern India that harbors one of the world's largest population of wild tigers.

January 12, 2015 — Arjun Srivathsa and Krithi K. Karanth
Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

"A land ethic," the great naturalist writer Aldo Leopold observed toward the end of his famous Sand County Almanac, "reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of land." This philosophy of care for the earth's ecosystems and species provides one of the [...]

December 10, 2014 — Caleb McClennen

A Short Safari In A Small Oak Tree

Imagine a safari in your neighborhood. Instead of a few days hauling luggage through international airports, though, picture a leisurely five minute stroll from the front door.

June 3, 2014 — Alex Wild

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