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

Q&A with Rob McDonald on New Urban Water Shortage Study

March 28th, 2011

Go deeper into the new study about cities, climate change and looming water shortages with lead author and Nature Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald. More

Run, Jaymee, Run!

March 23rd, 2011

Conservancy scientist Jaymee Marty took up running 6 years she's qualified for the US Olympic women's marathon team trials! Watch this video and be amazed by her drive to answer running and science. More

Oyster Reefs Are in Trouble…So Can We Still Eat Oysters?

March 8th, 2011

Conservancy marine scientist Mike Beck sets the record straight in this Q&A. Hint: If you like oysters, you'll like what he has to say! More

‘Reefs at Risk Revisited’: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

February 23rd, 2011

The new "Reefs at Risk Revisited" report says 75% of the world's coral reefs are threatened. So why is Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding still hopeful about their fate? More

Soil Organisms: ‘It’s Pretty Vicious Down There’

February 7th, 2011

There are millions of bizarre species under our feet -- and it's a war down there! Conservancy scientist Sophie Parker dishes the dirt on soil organisms and why you should care. More

Is Something Wrong with the Scientific Method? Part 2

January 27th, 2011

When scientific study results get harder to reproduce, does that mean science is in crisis? Conservancy scientists Rob McDonald, Doria Gordon and Joe Fargione respond to a New Yorker article. More

Is Something Wrong with the Scientific Method? Part 1

January 21st, 2011

Are scientific studies proving harder and harder to replicate -- and what does that mean for conservation? Conservancy scientists Jon Hoekstra and Jensen Montambault respond to a New Yorker article. More

A New Species of Armored Catfish That Eats Wood. Yes, Wood.

August 30th, 2010

Oh—and its teeth are shaped like spoons to make the eating easier...and that's not even the weirdest part. Nature Conservancy scientist Paulo Petry found the first intact specimens for science...find out more. More

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part II

August 26th, 2010

Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public's trust...if anything. More

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

August 13th, 2010

It's been a bad year for climate science communication -- but who's to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss -- read and let us know what you think! More

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