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

To Catch a Willet

August 8th, 2012

New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data. More

Secrets of Willet Migration Revealed

August 7th, 2012

A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter--and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival. More

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

July 25th, 2012

Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading! More

Is Your Water Garden Wreaking Havoc on Nature?

July 17th, 2012

Water gardening is a growing trend in the United States, but it comes with a price: $110 million/year in management of invasive aquatic plants. The solution lies in early detection. More

Nature Brains: Species Loss in the Age of Man

July 3rd, 2012

Worried about the Anthropocene? A new Nature Conservancy study offers good news—Earth still has a few Edens left, and people can live there too. More

Nature Brains: Doing Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

May 14th, 2012

Conservation has been working for decades to protect specific species, habitats and places. But will climate change ruin all that work? How do you account for global warming in conservation planning? More

Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

March 27th, 2012

What's the price of a good marine education? Turns out it's just $24/year, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientists. More

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

March 1st, 2012

A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what's causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter. More

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

February 28th, 2012

The Nature Conservancy's lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans. More

Nature Brains: The Key to Protecting Grasslands?

February 2nd, 2012

What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers. More

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