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  • The cover for the 'Tale of Two Caves' article. The main image is a photo of a person standing in a small passageway of a cave.
    Caves are important natural features in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Past studies of some of these…

    A Tale of Two Caves: How Is Hurricane Crawl Cave Different From Crystal Cave?

  • PDF Preview of Investi-gator Article Amphibious Assault
    Climate change can change the breeding patterns of some animals. Breeding patterns refer to when and how animals reproduce, including…

    Amphibious Assault: How Climate Change May Affect Amphibian Breeding

  • Cover of the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator journal cover. The background photo is a desert landscape. There are three circular photos showcasing a different animal, a frog, a bird and a mammal.
    Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • The scientists in this study developed a process to help managers identify management priorities. As conditions change over time, the…

    At Your Service: Developing Models to Help Natural Resource Managers Make Better Decisions

  • The cover of
    The tree line is the edge of a habitat at which trees are capable of growing. In this study, the…

    Back to the Future: Using Dead Trees to Predict Future Climates

  • A black and white illustration of a group of beetle larvae sleeping inside a tree trunk.
    Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle that includes staying…

    Beetles Are Supercool! Understanding the Life Cycle of Mountain Pine Beetles

  • PDF preview of the Spanish version of
    Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle that includes staying…

    Beetles Are Supercool! Understanding the Life Cycle of Mountain Pine Beetles (Spanish)

  • The cover for the Natural Inquirer Caves and Karst journal. The main image is a photo of a cave with an opening high above the land below with a view of a green valley.
    The Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats,…

    Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer – Vol. 20 No. 1

  • Cover for the 'Cedar Waxing or Waning' article. The main image is a photograph of a heavily wooded forest.
    As the climate changes, the tree species living in a forest may also change. This change means that some trees…

    Cedar Waxing or Waning? The Potential to Save Yellow-Cedar Trees Using Adaptive Management

  • Front cover of National Inquirer Climate Change edition with images of scientists, a wolverine, and a field
    Is the climate changing over time? You may have heard different opinions about climate change. In the past few years,…

    Climate Change – Vol. 14 No. 1

  • Front cover of the Investi-gator Science Journal
    Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. This Investi-gator edition focuses on…

    Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) – Vol. 1 No. 2

  • The cover of
    If the temperature of a stream rises too high, the animals that live in the stream may find it difficult…

    Did They Make the Gradient? Climate and Stream Temperatures Now and Into the Future