African elephant in Tanzania by Erika Gavenus

In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that […]

Shibuya crossing through dirty windows by George Alexander Ishida | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

You don’t need to be a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilisation can […]

Bighorn Sheep by Oregon Department of Agriculture | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

Ceballos, Ehrlich, and Dirzo demonstrate how assessments of Earth’s sixth mass extinction that focus on species level […]

Ae'o or Hawaiian stilt  (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) | Photo by Minette Layne | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Biological Extinction | Paul R. Ehrlich

How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend Paul R. Ehrlich presents during the workshop […]

Orange-bellied parrot by Paul Ehrlich

The Present Mass Extinction: How do the Tropics fit?

Presented by Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, California Overpopulation and the continual growth of human enterprise […]

Rookeries at the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, California, © M.C. Tobias

Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene

Michael Charles Tobias & Jane Gary Morrison: This groundbreaking work of both theoretical and experiential thought by […]

globe in grass

Population, Resources, and the Faith-Based Economy: the Situation in 2016

How has the population-resource-environment situation changed since the publishing of The Population Bomb in 1968? Paul and Anne […]

Gut Bacteria by NIH Image Gallery | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Collapse of Insect Gut Symbiosis under Simulated Climate Change

With increasing appreciation for the role gut bacterium play in the development and fitness of animals, how […]

Nezara viridula by Eran Finkle | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Global warming could kill off ‘good bacteria’, exposing an ‘Achilles’ heel’ in the ecosystem

Rising temperatures may be too much for bacteria that form a mutually beneficial relationship with many animals […]

Porchetta Sandwich by Jessica Spengler | Flickr |  CC BY 2.0

Do humans forage optimally and what does this mean for zoology on the table?

Graham Pyke applies Optimal Foraging Theory to consider how human dietary behavior evolved in a foraging environment […]