Reintroducing predators doesn't always rebalance ecosystems

The wolves of Yellowstone were a media sensation, but not every environment responds the same way

Animal "construction workers" rebuild natural landscapes more efficiently than humans ever could

Ecosystem engineers like beavers and tortoises help restore water cycles and tree cover to degraded habitats

Sea-level rise is putting our marshes at risk

The effects of a higher sea level will ripple through entire ecosystems

Researchers study the economics of mangroves by looking at nighttime satellite photos

Coastlines with wide bands of mangroves are relatively well-protected from economic downturn after hurricanes

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Inside the political deadlock of establishing Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean

Politics and culture collide as signatories argue over preserving fisheries and meeting conservation objectives

Measuring the health of huge ecosystems is possible with the help of tiny ants

A new study on ant communities in restored ecosystems underscores the importance of keeping forests and grasslands intact

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How one invasive plant can change a rainforest

The mountain apple's entry into Indonesia a century ago still threatens biodiversity there

Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout

Chernobyl's nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution

Alaska's oilfield has been subtly changing the state's environment for decades. Will Congress notice?

A new study reveals decades of cumulative change at an oilfield where caribou raise their young

How this beautiful, invasive jellyfish adapts to dominate foreign ecosystems

My team combined work in the field and the lab to understanding how comb jellies work