Conservation News

Soundscapes reveal habitat quality

By setting out recorders in the middle of ecosystems, researchers have developed unique audio “fingerprints” representing the whole system to tell them whether habitat is high or low quality. “Traditional ecological monitoring techniques require laborious

Dana Kobilinsky

Monarchs prefer pesticide-free milkweed

Milkweed covered in pesticide cocktails repels egg-laying monarchs and their larvae — but the extent of chemical use in some areas may leave the butterflies with no choice. “Their populations have been reduced in the

FYI News

Biology textbooks still lack diversity

Textbooks used in university biology classes continue to predominantly represent white men, even though multiple other sources have begun to acknowledge the advancements women and people of color have made in science. While textbooks are