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Protecting the critically endangered species still with us

Every few years there is a frenzy in the media about efforts to use modern genomic technology to recreate long-extinct...
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The toads of Mexico

Recently I completed a complete draft of a manuscript that, essentially, I had been working on since 1989. It’s a...
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What’s happening in research at the Zoo?

Like every aspect of the Zoo’s operations, research activities have been greatly curtailed by the pandemic. Our primate behavior research...
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Snake scales are really cool!

Whew! Six years of work paid off last week with the publication of a big paper in the prestigious journal...
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2020 was another banner year for research

Well, Zoo Atlanta had yet another banner year in producing major research publications in 2020! Our staff published 10 peer-reviewed...
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New discoveries, right under your nose

Just when you think there are no surprises left in our animal-centered corner of the realm of biology, there certainly...
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What color is it?

A long time ago, I was leading a group of college students on a field trip to the Mojave Desert...
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More on “What is natural habitat?”

Picking up where we left off in last month’s Research Blog, in considering so-called natural habitats, I thought I would...
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What is natural habitat?

Habitat conversion is, inarguably, the most devastating impact that humans have upon the natural world. Directly witnessing the effects of...
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Chasing new species

I spend a large proportion of my scientific career tracking down and formally naming species that are new to science....
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