biology

Kevin Fouts unties a turtle trap to show a common snapping turtle to a group of high school students in July 2018. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
The coordinator for the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative, Kevin Fouts, shares insights about the connection between water management practices and their impacts.
Puffins in Maine

Two Atlantic Puffins on Maine's Eastern Egg Rock. (Photos by Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

University of Georgia
The beloved Atlantic Puffin is a symbol of conservation success. After the birds disappeared from islands along the coast of Maine, victims of feather hunters, biologist Stephen Kress restarted colonies using innovative techniques.
Image courtesy of Claudia S. López, PhD, Director of the Multiscale Microscopy Core at Oregon Health & Science University.

(Image courtesy of Claudia S. López/Oregon Health & Science University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
There have been 9.1 billion tons of plastic produced since the 1950s — with no efficient way of getting rid of it. Luckily, a recent college graduate may have found a new solution to combat our plastic waste.
University of Montana
Dr. Tom Lovejoy revels in the importance of a connected rainforest ecosystem in the Amazon and the role that Camp 41 serves — embedding human aspiration in natural landscapes.
Syracuse University
In this sneak peek of my podcast Portraits of Plants, help build your relationship with the natural world by learning more the plants growing right outside your door.
walking through the Amazon

Our guide João Batista da Silva navigated the trails around Camp 41 like it was his own backyard. Researchers at the camp dedicate their lives to the forest every day in order to understand its inner workings. (Photos by PlanetForward.org)

Umpqua Community College
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Learn about the scientists, on the frontlines of ecological research in the heart of the rainforest, who seek to understand how human systems can coexist with natural ecosystems. 
Improving water quality by reviving oyster populations
Improving water quality by reviving oyster populations
The George Washington University
Tara Scully is a biology professor at the George Washington University who combines a service learning element to her biology classes. In this specific project, she works with students on getting oysters to reproduce. Studies on the benefits of... Read More
National Science Foundation
While investigating the effects of climate change on nitrogen cycling in temperate coastal systems, Rhode Island researchers made the first scientific link between warming and fundamental changes in nutrient cycles. Researchers found that the... Read More