ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources
Jan10

ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, multiple approaches for understanding and mitigation are needed...

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Photo spotlight: pollinator gecko
Dec31

Photo spotlight: pollinator gecko

This lizard is beauty, this lizard is grace—even if this lizard has a bit of pollen on its face.

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Silverswords may be gone with the wind – shifts in trade winds, that is
Dec26

Silverswords may be gone with the wind – shifts in trade winds, that is

A rare, iconic Hawai’ian plant faces hardships as climate change affects trade winds Silversword plants of Hawai’i are unique to the Maui’s Haleakalā volcano summit area and to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Big Island. Each volcanic mountain has its own unique type of silversword. The Haleakalā species – known by its Hawai’ian name ‘āhinahina which translates to very grey – is highly threatened and is considered by many...

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Alumni share their experience with the Future Park Leaders internship program
Dec02

Alumni share their experience with the Future Park Leaders internship program

The call for internship applications is open! Apply here What does it mean to become a Future Park Leaders intern? To get a better idea of the internships, we reached out to some past alumni to share their personal experiences, memories, and lasting benefits of the program. The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change internship program pays upper level undergraduate and graduate students over the summer to work in a unit of the...

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Bats in your attic? It might be key for their conservation
Nov19

Bats in your attic? It might be key for their conservation

Buildings are vital summer roosting places for little brown bat maternity colonies in Yellowstone National Park For the little brown bat – a small mouse-eared bat with glossy brown fur – a warm, dry place to roost is essential to the species’ survival. Reproductive females huddle their small furry bodies together to save thermal energy during maternity season (summer), forming “maternity colonies.” In the face of severe population...

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