Astro-Ecology

Astro-Ecology

©Endangered Wildlife Trust/LJMU WILDLIFE Astro-Ecology When stargazers look for animals   By Yao-Hua Law   It might be hard to imagine anyone losing sight of African elephants. But across the hundreds of square kilometers of savanna, even the largest land animals are...
Eyes on the High Seas

Eyes on the High Seas

©Blake Patterson OCEANS Eyes on the High Seas Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space By W. Wayt Gibbs When the nonprofit groups Oceana and SkyTruth unveiled Global Fishing Watch (GFW) in 2014, their idea was to turn the power of...
Biophony

Biophony

LANGUAGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Biophony Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual By Bernie Krause When I first wandered into a forest with a recorder and a pair of microphones, in 1968, I was scared to death and literally...
An Internet of Wings

An Internet of Wings

IDEA WATCH  JULY 2017 An Internet of Wings Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic By Jane C. Hu Renowned naturalist John James Audubon noticed that each winter, local birds disappeared for a few...
The residential macrosystem

The residential macrosystem

IDEA WATCH 6•21•17 The Residential Macrosystem Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes By Courtney Humphries Cities around the United States are setting ambitious environmental goals to boost their tree canopy, clean up waterways, and...