The future is bright, but we’re losing darkness: threats to human and ecosystem health

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists who have worked for decades to identify the molecular mechanism controlling our bodies’ internal clocks—our circadian rhythms. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young first isolated the gene that controls circadian rhythms back in 1984. They discovered that this gene,... Continue Reading →

Animal behaviour: it’s a tool conservationists can use

You’d be forgiven for thinking an in-depth understanding of animal behaviour has little to offer conservation. After all, what could detailed insights into the eating, sleeping and mating patterns of animals possibly offer to landscape-scale conservation problems such as habitat loss and invasive species? Conservation problems have traditionally been addressed by tools including protected area... Continue Reading →

Saving the Chiquibul: What Will It Take?

Unless delimited by a river or mountain range, human boundaries rarely map to the habitats of non-human species. This is perhaps one of the greatest challenges we face today in the field of conservation. For every political space entails its own unique set of policies, or lack thereof, that concern the management of ecological terrains... Continue Reading →

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