Articles

Explore a variety of topics in our article library. Each article in a monograph or journal is based on a published, peer-reviewed study and includes an activity, reflection questions, and more. Articles in our Readers introduce the work of a scientist to students from kindergarten to 2nd grade.

  • PDF preview of A Flame Changer article.
    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

  • PDF preview of A Green Bill of Health article.
    The scientists who worked on this study wanted to focus on the effect of people’s environments on their mental health.…

    A Green Bill of Health – Can Vacant Lot Treatments Impact Mental Health?

  • PDF preview of Grow Where You're Planted article.
    In this article, students will learn about how different planting elevations can affect Jeffrey and ponderosa pines’ survival, growth, and…

    Grow Where You’re Planted – Testing How New Planting Elevations Affect Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines

  • Cover for the 'Fish-ing Around' article. The main image is a photo of a baby Pacific Fisher in its den.
    The scientists in this study were interested in figuring out which landscape characteristics were more abundant in the core areas…

    Fish-ing Around – Discovering the Habitat Needs of the Pacific Fisher

  • Cover for the 'Owl-ch' article.The main image is a photo of a pair of Mexican spotted owls sitting on a tree branch.
    Scientists investigated what might happen to Mexican spotted owls as the air temperature continues to rise in a changing climate.…

    Owl-ch! – How a Changing Climate Might Affect Mexican Spotted Owls

  • Cover for the 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' article. The main image is a photo of a dirt road flanked by yellow leafed trees.
    The scientists in this study wanted to know three things: (1) Do visitors’ activities and reasons for using urban parks…

    Where the Sidewalk Ends – Visitor Use of Natural and Landscaped Areas in Urban Parks

  • The cover for 'Which Wood You Choose' article. The main image is a photo of a canopy of bright green and yellow leafed tree branches.
    The scientists in this study were interested in exploring how the environmental conditions for wildlife species might change as landowners…

    Which Wood You Choose? – Forest Landowners’ Selection of Trees for Planting Forests Can Have Different Outcomes

  • PDF preview of Meet Dr. Hoagland featuring an illustration of Woodsy Owl standing next to Dr. Hoagland holding a clipboard and wearing binoculars
    Woodsy Owl would like you to meet Dr. Hoagland, a biological scientist and Tribal relations specialist at the Rocky Mountain…

    Meet Dr. Hoagland!

  • The cover for the 'My Sediments Exactly' article. The main image is a photo of a mangrove forest.
    The scientists in this study wanted to identify which mangrove forests, growing in various conditions, were keeping up with sea…

    My Sediments Exactly! – Can Mangrove Forest Sediments Keep up With Rising Sea Level?

  • Tropical Four-est Inventory - Using Measurement to Understand the Condition of Forests in Micronesia
    In this research, the scientists wanted to describe and summarize the forests managed for conservation in the Federated States of Micronesia,…

    Tropical Four-est Inventory – Using Measurement to Understand the Condition of Forests in Micronesia