All posts tagged Animals

Only Male Birds Sing

When a long-dominant theory about sexual selection’s role in the evolution of bird song is corrected, what happens to conventional ideas about the sex of singing birds?

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May 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: May 2016 Recommendations

May 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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An Ode to Madison’s Lake Monster

A story about sea serpents, water spirits, and how Madison’s lake monster lore invites an ethic of coexistence.

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Nuclear power station row in Chernobyl. Photo by Tim Mousseau.

Chernobyl at Thirty: A Special Edition Environment and Health Roundtable

Drawing from presentations at the recent meeting of the American Society for Environmental History in Seattle, a historian, an ecologist, and a political scientist bring their different perspectives to bear on central questions of knowledge stirred by Chernobyl. What have we learned, or not?

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The Urban Buzz: Pollinator Protection in Madison, Wisconsin

A variety of bees inhabit urban spaces alongside us. In Madison, efforts are underway to improve habitats for the pollinators.

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March 2016

Edgy Stuff: March 2016 Recommendations

March 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Alan Bennett: An Ecological Storyteller

An ecologist channels a lifetime of studying birds into intricate wood carvings.

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January 2016 Recommendations, A Farewell, and Three New Members of the Editorial Team

A few announcements plus January 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Chloroform and Butcher Birds: Violence in Late 19th-Century Children’s Literature

Children’s novels from the nature study movement contain strikingly violent episodes, a fact that pushes us to rethink our understanding of period environmental ethics.

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Killing Birds

The recent collection of a rare bird re-ignites the debate among scientists and broader publics about the value of lethal techniques for studying wildlife.

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