I asked my friend and colleague Roy E. Plotnick, paleontologist and faculty in the Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago,…View More Remembering Raup
This guest post is brought to you by Sheanna Steingass. Shea is a graduate student at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute studying the behavioral…View More Fishful Thinking: Five Reasons why Mermaids Can’t Physically Exist
Last week I got back from a 97-mile backpacking trip through the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California. We started at Bishop Pass and hike…View More Silence in the Sierras
When the media got all kerfluffled about the functional extinction of wild oysters about a month ago, I asked Chris Len to write a guest…View More Guest Post: On wild oysters, the headlines that came 100 years too late, and turning poop-water into salty Evian
Add this to your growing list of Earth going to hell Enjoy your shucking while it lasts. Wild oysters are now “functionally extinct” in many…View More Wild Oysters Functionally Extinct?
February’s Scientist In Residence that I am way behind on introducing is Jarrett Byrnes, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and…View More Scientist In Residence Jarrett Brynes: How Are Extinctions and Invasions Shaping Food Webs?
Check out my new article on Wired. For fun you may want to check out the comments. We are currently in a biodiversity crisis. A…View More The Mass Extinction of Scientists Who Study Species | Wired Science | Wired.com
A professor once told me that if you removed everything from earth and just left the nematodes you would still recognize the outlines of everything.…View More How Many Deep-Sea Nematodes Are There & Why We Many Never Know
If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. –Aristotle To understand the biogeography of the modern deep sea, we must examine the…View More The Origins of Deep-Sea Fauna
A recent study published in Science Express by Dr. Kent Carpenter of Old Dominion University and a consortium of nearly thirty coral reef ecologists has determined that one-third of coral face increased extinction threat due to anthropogenic influences. Carpenter refers to the problem as the “the human meteor”.View More Is it all over for corals?