Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist is a senior science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Previously she served as editorial manager for nature.org, the website of The Nature Conservancy, as well as for the Conservancy's e-newsletter. She is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Darci's Posts

5 Reasons to Love Sea Turtles for World Turtle Day

May 19th, 2014

In honor of World Turtle Day on May 23, spend a little time getting to know sea turtles and find out how you can help protect these magnificent creatures in one of their most important habitats, the Coral Triangle. More

Horizon Scanning: Peering into the Future

December 7th, 2012

'Horizon scanning' is a systematic effort to look into the future. Every year a team of conservationists gathers to identify what are the most overlooked threats, opportunities and trends for nature--find out what's on the list for 2013. More

60 Seconds with Jen Filipiak

December 4th, 2012

She's a cyclocross racer, archer and expert negotiator on behalf of watersheds local and global—meet our director of conservation science in Iowa. More

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

November 22nd, 2012

Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish. More

The Science Behind Mapping Our Water

October 18th, 2012

"Where Does Your Water Come From?" is an interactive map that gives you direct access to the latest science and data on the sources of your drinking water. Learn about the scientific process and cool technology behind this first-of-its-kind map. More

60 Seconds with Edenise Garcia

October 16th, 2012

Amazon conservation is her area of expertise, Alaskan malamutes are her favorite dogs--meet a Conservancy scientist helping lower global deforestation and secure indigenous rights. More

15 Seconds with Mike Palmer

September 28th, 2012

Find out what life is like for the Conservancy's lone employee in the Arctic. (Hint: Ice fishing and wilderness expeditions are the norm.) More

Prescribed Burning Helps Save the Family Ranch

September 27th, 2012

A new study from the Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska shows that prescribed burning of grasslands could be the key to sustainable family ranching. More

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

September 13th, 2012

The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream? More

Scientist Gretchen Daily Awarded Volvo Environment Prize

September 11th, 2012

A member of the Conservancy’s Science Council and a founder of the Natural Capital Project, Gretchen Daily is a leader in conservation science for the 21st century. More

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