PLOS Ecology Contributing Editor Mary Bates is a freelance science writer based in Boston. She has written for such publications as National Geographic News, New Scientist, and IEEE Pulse magazine. Mary received her PhD in psychology studying bat echolocation at Brown University.
In late January, the Trump administration announced plans to move forward on building a border wall along the southern border with Mexico. A cornerstone of the Trump campaign, the wall not only presents human, financial,