Natural Forest Regrowth Works for Climate Change Mitigation

One of the most powerful ways trees can help mitigate global climate change may also be one of the most overlooked: letting nature takes its course.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Dumpster Diving Helps Urban Wood Storks Survive

New research suggests that urban environments can act as a buffer for wetland bird species when natural food sources become unpredictable.

Justine E. Hausheer

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How Do You Count Sharks When You Can’t See Them?

Scientists are studying coastal shark communities around coral reefs by looking at what the animals leave behind: pieces of their skin.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Advice for Scientists Who Want to Practice Science for Impact & Influence

By scientists for scientists: a set of practical steps scientists can take to increase the odds their research will reach decision makers who could use it.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Better Mapping for Better Management of Gabon’s Coastal Wetlands (and Beyond)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an accurate map may well be worth an entire novel. In Gabon, scientists are working to map a healthy future for Gabon's coastal wetlands.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Indigenous Knowledge Helps Map Habitat for the Threatened Bilby

New research is the first of its kind to incorporate indigenous knowledge into predictive species distribution maps.

Justine E. Hausheer

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A Better Way to Protect Birds From Power Lines

Millions of birds are killed every year in collisions with power lines. Now, scientists have discovered installing suspended, rotating devices known as ''flappers'' is the most effective way to reduce bird deaths. 

Justine E. Hausheer

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Tropical Deforestation Is Making the Worst Climate Predictions A Reality

Industrial-scale tropical deforestation is altering local climate as much as 100 years of global warming under a worst-case emissions scenario.

Justine E. Hausheer

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Science for Evaluating Flood Risk + Improving Community Resilience

A new study examines flooding from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence and finds current hazard maps are inadequate for accurately assessing flood risks and protecting communities in North Carolina.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Putting Evidence into Action: Solutions for Climate-Ready Fisheries

As climate change upends ecosystems, including fisheries, scientists are moving beyond documenting the impacts to recommending actions to mitigate and adapt to those impacts.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Debt Conversions Can Advance Marine Conservation

Refinancing national debt can be a powerful tool for conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

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Using Science to Select Flagship Species

New research provides science-based way to identify flagship species for effective biodiversity conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

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