Tag: racism

December 9, 2022

Q&A: Racial housing segregation harms biodiversity

Urban ecologists have long known that city neighborhoods with more trees, parks and connectivity welcome a greater diversity of wildlife species, whether it’s the bees that pollinate gardens and lawns...

June 9, 2021

Grappling with the racist past preserved in birds’ names

Biologists and conservationists are struggling with the legacy borne by birds’ names. It’s not just the McCown’s longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii), which last year became the thick-billed longspur after the American...

September 4, 2020

Scientists face racism and harassment in the field

Two Black ecologists at Cornell University who have faced uncomfortable experiences in the field because of their identity have developed guidelines to help make fieldwork safer for Black researchers and...