Do plant-insect battles drive tropical forest biodiversity?

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014

This article in the New York Times outlines a scientific paper recently published in the...

Rare Marble Cat Recorded in Malaysia

Thu, Oct 24th, 2013

TEAM uses camera traps to monitor animals in the forest that would otherwise be difficult (or impossible) to observe. The TEAM site managers (see 'Meet a TEAM Scientist' for some site manager stories) set up camera traps throughout the forest, for 30-60 days. When an animal walks by, the...

What is a physicist doing in the rainforest?

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013

This is a great TEDx talk by physicist Dr. Ille Gebeshuber, who works in the Malaysian rainforest. In her talk she discusses why it's crucial to take an integrated approach to global challenges. She also says that young scientists will be key to connecting the dots and integrating...

Cool New Resources for STEM Teachers

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013

I recently learned of these two FREE resources for teachers from Hewlett Packard's Sustainability and Social Innovation group:

STEMx Con ( This is a 3-day global online conference for teachers in STEM education. For 3 days...

ECO Classroom...A Program for Teachers

Wed, Aug 21st, 2013

ECO Classroom...What is it?

ECO Classroom is a competitive program for life and earth science teachers that takes four teams from middle and high schools to work at La Selva Biological Station in the rainforest of north-central Costa Rica. It is sponsored by Northrop Grumman and...

Students contribute to elephant study

Wed, Aug 21st, 2013

Students from the United States participated in research on elephant behavior in Thailand - and were even included in the resulting publication as authors! Both the lead scientists and students gained a lot from the experience. The researchers recognized the need for "fresh eyes" and...