Brandon Keim

Brandon Keim is a freelance journalist specializing in animals, nature and science. He is the author of The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories From the Living World and National Geographic Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel, And Know.
When to let a dead tree lie

It’s often argued that logging trees killed by insects or diseases is beneficial for forests—but evidence is mounting that it causes long-term ecological disruption.