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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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Another productive year for science

Wrapping up another productive year of research here at Zoo Atlanta, I’d thought I’d share with you the fruits of...
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Great Ape Heart Project awarded fourth IMLS grant

Grant is largest show of federal support to date for the effort to target cardiac health in gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees...
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Contemporary mass extinctions?

In 2008, my close colleagues, herpetologists David Wake and Vance Vredenburg, used the amphibian crisis to support their invocation of...
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Tackling novel threats to biodiversity

We do not usually think of cancers as being infectious because cancers themselves are generally not pathogens. As in all...
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Komodo dragon genome is legacy of Zoo Atlanta animals

New study provides groundbreaking insights into the evolution of lizards. Two Komodo dragons from Zoo Atlanta will leave an indelible...
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For the love of coffee

Who loves coffee?  I do, I do! Coffee, as we know it, is cultivated as varietals of two species of...
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Diving into myths for facts

We scientists don’t have much patience for myths, science fiction or pseudo-science. Postcards of jackalopes irritate our rational sensibilities. But...
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Green blood?!

In our mammal-oriented existence, as mammals ourselves, it’s easy to get lazy and assume that all animals function like some...
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An ounce of prevention: second chance?

I was quoted recently in an interview as saying, “I never realized I could have so much influence [in conservation]...
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