Area of Focus: Biological Diversity

June 5, 2023

Air samples offer a snapshot of biodiversity on the ground

Could air quality monitors in place around the world provide a global check-up?

April 7, 2023

Watch: Video series focuses on recovering California wildlife

On the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting “Bringing Back the Wild,” a film series spotlighting rare California wildlife and the...

April 5, 2023

For some species, keeping up with climate change may not be easy

Barriers could hinder some species from following their climate niches to new protected areas

March 7, 2023

Preserving evolutionary history

A new metric focuses on prioritizing species conservation based on maintaining their evolutionary history

March 3, 2023

Where extinct in the wild species fit into conservation

Species that only exist in places like zoos and aquariums are often left out of conservation assessments

March 2, 2023

Bee-friendly planting increases diversity, abundance

Pollinators respond well to effort in North Carolina to improve habitat around farms

March 1, 2023

Islands suffer from reptile loss

When reptiles are lost on islands, so are their ecosystem services

February 14, 2023

Researchers probe colonialism’s legacy in bird studies

A recent paper says Latin American and Caribbean scientists are excluded

February 6, 2023

Western monarch population numbers reach new heights

But the butterflies still aren’t close to historic numbers

February 3, 2023

In California, some songbirds face climate challenges

Precipitation and warm temperatures can cause reproductive issues for cavity-nesting songbirds