Biodiversity

Planet Forward
Throughout his incredible life, Tom showed us that species depend on one another to survive, that biological diversity supports the web of all life, and that powerful narratives can drive meaningful change.
Constructed hives that house bees in the middle of a field under a cloudy sky

Here, the UM Beekeeper Club's hives are still in hibernation. (Gracey Massengill/University of Mississippi)

University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi recently joined the worldwide effort to save pollinators by housing honey bees at the University of Mississippi Field Station.

Volunteers pull ice plants in the Martin Dunes in Marina, California, as a part of a project of the Big Sur Land Trust.

Middlebury College
The invasive ice plant can be seen as a metaphor for the components of climate change, from the unbalanced way climate effects different groups to the pervasiveness of the climate crisis in everything we do.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This is the story of the history of the passenger pigeon's extinction, their ecological importance, and the project that is working to restore them.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
A multitude of unexpected benefits have sprouted after water was added to a river in Tucson, creating an explosion of desert biodiversity.
Planet Forward
In late January 2022, four Planet Forward Storyfest 2020 winners traveled with Lindblad Expeditions to the Galápagos by way of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The journey also marked a return to storytelling expeditions for Planet Forward, as it was the first... Read More
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Endemic species exist in just one geographic location in the world, and the Galápagos Islands are home to many of them, fighting to survive in the place that inspired "survival of the fittest."
Woman in a black shirt smiles at the camera while holding out an iPhone and standing in front a large monitor showing a page titled "EpiCollect RoadkillGarneau" with a map of the continental U.S. and several charts.

Dr. Garneau presenting research on her RoadkillGarneau project back in 2012. (Gerianne Downs/SUNY-Plattsburgh)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-Plattsburgh
Dr. Danielle Garneau, wildlife ecologist, is an attentive driver. The serpentine roads of upstate New York, which she drives along daily, are trafficked with possible hazards –– but what she's really scouting for is roadkill. 
Associate Director, Planet Forward
It was a trip two years in the making. At the end of January, four graduates who won Planet Forward Storyfest 2020 at long last boarded planes around the country to begin a storytelling adventure with Lindblad Expeditions.

Tom led Planet Forward's 2017 Storyfest winners to Camp 41 in the Amazon rainforest, outside of Manaus, Brazil. Also pictured, from left behind Tom, Frank Sesno, Josh Ettinger, and Zé Luís Carmago. (Dan Reed/Planet Forward)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Our beloved friend and Planet Forward Advisory Council member passed away on Christmas Day. We remember and celebrate a remarkable life.

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