Bob Lalasz

Bob Lalasz is the director of science communications at The Nature Conservancy and the editor of the new Cool Green Science. A long-time editor and writer, he was previously the Conservancy's associate director of digital marketing. He now blogs here about the Conservancy's scientific research and on-the-ground work as well as larger conservation science and science communications issues.

Bob's Posts

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

January 29th, 2013

Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities -- but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring's "Nature and Our Future" panel discussions from the Conservancy. More

Chris Helzer: When Science and Photography Meet

July 23rd, 2012

Chris Helzer, a scientist for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in this video how his love of both science and photography complement one another. More

The Conservation Maps That Changed the World

March 15th, 2012

The most important maps in conservation history are now online -- and you can explore them, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy. Dig in and find out more. More

Creating the Next Conservation Movement…Or Do We Even Need One?

March 1st, 2012

Saving Mother Earth requires people power, right? Really? Five smart people (including the Conservancy's Sanjayan and Hazel Wong) debate if we actually *need* a mass conservation movement. More

‘Hidden Risk’: Mercury Pollution’s Costs to Wildlife and People

January 24th, 2012

Mercury pollution isn't just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore — it's all over the globe and in our terrestrial wildlife, says a new report coauthored by Nature Conservancy science. More

Panda Eats Shoots, Leaves—and Meat?!?

January 4th, 2012

Motion sensor cameras in China captured images of a giant panda eating meat. Find out how the incredibly rare images were captured and what we can learn from them. More

Just 20 Inches Could Make a Disastrous Difference

January 3rd, 2012

Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change -- what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists. More

Is Climate Change Hitting the World’s Coral Reef Epicenter?

December 3rd, 2011

How bad was the coral bleaching our research team found in Raja Ampat -- and what else did they discover there? Read this Q&A with Conservancy scientists Joanne Wilson and Sangeeta Mangubhai. More

Can We Make Nature Even Better? Inside the ‘Rambunctious Garden’

October 10th, 2011

Is the idea of timeless nature a myth — and could we make nature even better than it is "naturally"? The author of the new book "Rambunctious Garden" has some surprising answers. More

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

September 16th, 2011

A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida's coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear. More

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