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

Peter Kareiva: ‘Conservation in the Real World’

July 13th, 2011
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From "bad GMOs" to "fragile nature," from the dark sides of conservation's heroes to the positive effects of technology...watch Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva puncture some of your cherished myths about nature and conservation in this video. More

Nature Brains: The Race Against Sea-Level Rise

July 6th, 2011
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Sea-level rise due to climate change is already picking winners and losers (black bears) on Florida's Gulf Coast--and it will impact people next, according to a new study authored by Conservancy scientists. More

Nature Brains: Will Climate Change Spoil Fruits and Nuts?

May 25th, 2011
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Almonds, cherries, apples...climate change might make the growing tougher for a whole trail mix of fruit and nut trees, according to a new study coauthored by Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz. More

EcoRiddle: What’s This Habitat?

May 18th, 2011
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What looks like a desert, but is full of water -- enough to slake the thirst of a really big city? And that's now threatened by climate change? Watch this Nature Brains EcoRiddle video and find out! More

Nature Brains: Want a Better Garden? Soil Critters Can Help

May 12th, 2011
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Wanna grow big delicious vegetables and stunning flowers? Harness the power of soil organisms, my friend. Conservancy scientist Sophie Parker gives you the lowdown. More

Peter Kareiva Named to National Academy of Sciences

May 3rd, 2011
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The Nature Conservancy's chief scientist was named for his "excellence in original scientific research." Read more about one of the highest honors a scientist or engineer can receive in the United States. More

Nature Brains: How Can You Get Your Kids Back to Nature?

May 3rd, 2011
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Mentors who can guide them through the outdoors are key, says a new Conservancy study. Learn more about what you can do for the kids you know. More

Science! On Horseback! By People Like You and Me

April 29th, 2011
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Citizen science is HOT -- especially when you're mapping Arizona's San Pedro River in the middle of June. Learn how 11 years of citizen data collection on the San Pedro have helped protect the river...and boost its PR. More

Nature Brains: 5 Questions for Jeff DeQuattro on the Gulf

April 22nd, 2011
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Jeff DeQuattro, our coastal projects manager in Alabama, talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico today, the weirdest thing he saw wash up after the oil spill, and the nastiest part of restoring oyster reefs. More

New Study: Billions of City Dwellers in Water Shortage by 2050?

March 28th, 2011
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Urban demographics and climate change could spell water shortages for billions in cities worldwide, says a new study co-authored by Nature Conservancy scientists -- but there's still time to act. More

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