Intensifying natural forest for coffee production affects mammals in Ethiopia

Researchers of the Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) found that intensification of natural forest for coffee production alters large mammal communities.…


The extinction of the Mexican endemic Catarina Pupfish Megupsilon aporus and the sixth mass extinction

Species extinction is one of the most severe, and a truly irreversible, environmental problems facing our planet. Thousands of species have gone extinct in the last 100 years, and many more are at risk.…


Riparian forest protection is crucial to the long-term viability of the endangered proboscis monkey

Nearly half of all primate species are threatened with extinction, with habitat destruction being the biggest threat to their survival. Studies on the impact of habitat changes on primate populations are limited and often based on inferences because primates are long-lived mammals with slow life cycles, and generally respond very slowly to environmental changes.…


Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize shortlist announced

The Australian Mathematical Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize. This award is given every year for outstanding contributions to the Society’s research publications, fittingly named after the founding editors of those journals.…


Science in History: From the Cold War to Trump

This episode neatly captures the way in which Cold War politics framed much of the debate about the history of science in the twentieth century. My Retrospect essay, and the accompanying articles, chart that changing historiography.


Scientist offer important guidance for treating invasive plants after a wildfire

The period after a wildfire can offer a great window of opportunity for treating invasive plants. But scientists from the U.S.…


Lack of information as a threat for Amazonian marmosets

In 1914 a scientific expedition led by the former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the Brazilian Marshal Cândido Rondon set out into the Amazon rainforest to map the then unknown River of Doubt, known today as the Roosevelt River.…


Growers in California Face New Weed Control Challenge: Italian ryegrass develops resistance to multiple herbicides

Italian ryegrass has become a weedy nuisance in California – often found in orchards and vineyards where fruits and nuts are grown.…