biology

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

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