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  • PDF preview of the By the Light of the Silvery Minnow article.
    Many changes have occured in the Rio Grande since the 1940s that have created a river that is deeper and…

    By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can Young Minnows Be Taught About Their Natural Foods?

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    Bristlecone pines have an interesting relationship with fire. When a fire occurs, it may open a once-closed area to sunlight.…

    Can We Grow Now? Helping Bristlecone Pine Trees To Take Root and Grow

  • Cover 'Chew on This' featuring a log with termites in the background and a close-up photo of termites in the foreground
    In this research study, scientists try to understand the impact of termites on forest wood decomposition in the Southern United…

    Chew on This! Measuring the Impact of Termites on Forest Wood

  • The pdf cover of the 'Don't Judge a Soil' article which features a photo of vegetation burning.
    When a wildfire burns across a forest, logs and stumps on the ground may completely burn up. When this happens…

    Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire

  • illustration of children weighing a house on one side of a scale and a bird on the other side
    The California gnatcatcher is a little bird with a big problem. Its habitat has been reduced 80 percent by people…

    Fighting Fire with Fire: Protecting the Homes of People and Birds

  • illustration of children weighing a house on one side of a scale and a bird on the other side
    The California gnatcatcher is a little bird with a big problem. Its habitat has been reduced 80 percent by people…

    Fighting Fire with Fire: Protecting the Homes of People and Birds (Spanish)

  • PDF Preview of the Glossary Challenge for Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
    At the end of the “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” article, there is a glossary of terms that were…

    Glossary Challenge – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  • PDF preview of SPLAT article
    Mountain pine beetles are a natural part of the environment in forests of the Western United States. However, because of…

    SPLAT! Protecting Pine Trees in the Western United States from Beetle Attack

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    To ensure that big-leaf mahogany harvesting is sustainable, scientists and land managers must know the conditions in which mahogany grows.…

    Standing On the Shoulders of Giants: How Well Do Big-Leaf Mahogany Trees Grow in Different Conditions?

  • PDF preview of 'That's a Humdinger' article cover.
    Many different types of birds live in riparian forests. In this study, the scientists were interested in black-chinned hummingbirds that…

    That’s a Humdinger! Black-Chinned Hummingbird Nesting in Response to Forest Treatments

  • Fighting Fire with Fire word search preview
    Test your knowledge on ecologist, adaptation, and wildfire.

    Word Search – Fighting Fire with Fire