Like many scientists, Jean-François Bastin and colleagues had a question. A question that on its surface seems like it may have an obvious answer, or at least, an obvious way to find out the answer.
Above, zebra mussels on a native mussel; it has been estimated that invasive zebra mussels have cost Canada and the United States over 5 billion USD. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons. A guest post from
Science transcends borders, breaks down barriers, and provides new understanding regardless of language. This, anyway, is the ideal. In reality however, it’s often the case that the pressures of funding, teaching, and fieldwork…or simply the
Collaborative conservation efforts, including research, bat-friendly tequila production, and citizen science, have led to the recovery of an endangered southwest bat. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to remove the lesser long-nosed
You may have already seen the pictures from the Gardner Police Department’s camera trap by now, but if not, they are going to make your day. And while today’s news cycle is giving us
Detection dogs – working dogs trained to use their noses to find substances like drugs or explosives – have also found work in wildlife conservation. Such scat-detecting dogs are valuable tools for collecting fecal samples
“No. I’m, I’m simply saying that life, uh… finds a way.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park “I don’t care how much you play, you will lose. Evolution is going to win eventually.” –
Publish-or-Perish in Context: New research in publication rates says publish more, but is that the best answer for science?
If you’ve worked around academics you are surely familiar with the phrase publish-or-perish, the idea that publication rate, above all else, is the key to advancement as an academic. Plenty of ink has certainly been
0000-0002-8715-2896Once again PLOS will be present at one of our favorite disciplinary conferences, the Ecological Society of America 2016 Annual Meeting, happening this August 7-12 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For the basics of where to find
How climate change affects the structure and function of ecosystems—past, present, and future–is a well-represented topic in PLOS publications for 2015-2016. The following, highlighted articles constitute the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection and