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The Future of Field Guides

The Future of Field Guides

A new phone app makes identifying seaweed easier than ever before.

NPS Photo / D. Young. 2003.

Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Scrutinized at Species at Risk Meeting

The Fraser River’s iconic sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), was a major focus of conservation status assessments at the recent Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in Ottawa November 26 – December 1.

Crepis barbigera

Sex hinders peaceful coexistence

Darwin noticed that closely related species rarely occur together in nature – in one place, we find coyotes or wolves but not both. Because related species have similar needs, scientists have thought that competition for food or space drives this pattern. We investigate another possibility.