Male or female? Challenging evidence of sex differences amongst dinosaurs

A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their bones.


Kids’ Wildlife Preferences Differ from Island to Mainland

Growing up on an island or mainland location can shape the way children think about wildlife, including which species they prefer, according to North Carolina State University research, published in Environmental Conservation. Comparison surveys of children living in the Bahamas and in North Carolina reveal significant differences and potential challenges for wildlife-conservation efforts on islands.


Introducing Quaternary Research – an interdisciplinary journal

Quaternary Research has a nearly 50-year, distinguished history of publishing articles of interdisciplinary interest on the evidence for Quaternary climatic and environmental change, as well as its effects on landscapes, ecosystems, and human populations, and many significant articles have been published in the journal over the years.


Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel

With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study published by eminent physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability—A Review Journal (MRS E&S) looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of transportion.


Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

A new study in Paleobiology has compared the diet of a variety of Australian megafaunal herbivores from the period when they were widespread (350,000 to 570,000 years ago) to a period when they were in decline (30,000 to 40,000 years ago) by studying their fossil teeth. The analysis suggests that climate change had a significant impact on their diets and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.


Two glaciers collapse in western Tibet

A glacier near Lake Aru in western Tibet collapsed on 17 July 2016. Now the Journal of Glaciology publishes the first scientific account of this cryospheric disaster in which nine local yak herders were killed. Eyewitnesses reported that the episode lasted only four to five minutes. More than 70 million cubic metres of ice tumbled down a mountain valley, spreading over a distance of 6 kilometres onto the lowland below.


Glaciology, climate change and global sea levels: Graham Cogley Q&A Part Two

In his second Q&A Graham Cogley, new Chief Editor of the Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology, answers questions on how climate change is affecting glaciology and the affect of glaciers on global sea levels.…


Is REDD+ Dead? Why there is still potential for business to save forests

The latest EC Perspectives paper from Environmental Conservation is entitled 'Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits' by Timothy Laing, Luca Taschini and Charles Palmer. In this blog Timothy Laing discusses the research.


Glaciology today: Q&A with Perry Bartelt

In this blog Perry Bartelt– one of four new Associate Chief Editors for the journals of the International Glaciological Society, Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology – answers questions on the current state of glaciological research.…


Glaciology Q&A with Sérgio H. Fario

In this blog Sérgio H. Fario – one of four new Associate Chief Editors for the journals of the International Glaciological Society, Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology – answers questions on where glaciology is at now, where it is going and how it is being affected by climate change.…


Sérgio H. Faria is one of four new Associate Chief Editors for IGS journals

Physicist by training and transdisciplinary researcher by conviction, I am committed to applying my expertise in mathematical physics to the fascinating questions of glaciology and climate change.…


Hester Jiskoot is one of four new Associate Chief Editors for IGS Journals

I have joined the International Glaciological Society (IGS) journals team, as editorial involvement and the reviewing process are intrinsically important to the advancement of science and the formation of scientific community.…