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  • Open forest ecosystems, like those of longleaf pine or loblolly pine, are managed with regular fires to support native plants…

    A Flame Changer – How Fire Diversity Affects Bee and Butterfly Populations

  • The second monograph in Natural Inquirer’s Pollinators series, this monograph explores the connection between fire and native insect pollinators. In…

    A Flame Changer – Vol. 1 No. 25

  • 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

  • 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

  • Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once could be found from southeastern Virginia to eastern Texas. Longleaf pines are not usually killed…

    aPods Rule! What Happens to Arthropods Following a Wildland Fire?

  • Leaves change color in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll in leaves to break down. When…

    Are You Red-dy to Change? Learning What Things Affect Leaf Color Change

  • In this study, the scientists wanted to test a method of calculating the amount of carbon stored by plants across…

    Beam Me Down, Scotty: The Use of Airborne and Satellite Technology to Measure Carbon in Hawaiian Forests

  • What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses…

    Bioenergy – Vol. 9 No. 1

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States (Spanish)

  • Help Busy Bee complete each statement by filling in the blanks for missing words. Use what you’ve learned about watersheds,…

    Busy Bee Word Challenge – Full Throttle Model

  • 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