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  • November 29, 2012
    3-D Trees
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    One thing I love about data visualization is that the same data can be drawn in many ways in order to show different characteristics about the real-world objects they represent. In college, and after graduation, I worked in a research lab (called the Scientific Database, or SciDB Lab) which developed software to visualize environmental data. One of the datasets frequently ...
  • April 17, 2012
    A wandering mountain lion on the edge of two Californias
    by Jerre Ann Stallcup, M.A. (0 Comments)
    I have worked as a Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) scientist with Terra Peninsular and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the past 3 years to develop a scientific justification to CONANP (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas) that would substantially increase the area protected under its jurisdiction in the Sierra Juarez.  These potential protected areas are now under threat by ...
  • October 17, 2012
    Better Together
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    In recent years, computers have permeated nearly every field of study, including environmental sciences. We’ve seen rapid advances in technologies such as databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and automated data collection. Scientists are able to collect so much data now, that the question is quickly becoming: how do we use and make sense of all this data? This has ...
  • December 19, 2012
    Birds, Bats and Turbines
    by Susan Antenen (0 Comments)
    What is known about the impact of wind energy on birds, bats and other wildlife? To find out, I attended the December 2012 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX hosted by the American Wind Wildlife Institute in Denver, Colorado.  The majority of the wind energy research and monitoring is site-specific and focused on avian and bat fatalities due to collisions with ...
  • May 9, 2012
    Bringing biodiversity into focus
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about why I’ve chosen to work in environmental conservation.  Within that piece, I shared a bit of my own experience in working with an endangered species, the blunt-nosed leopard lizard.  In vogue no more, the endangered gray gibbon will not be seen in captivity much longer. There are now too ...
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