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Lonchophylla robusta is one of many bat species found in Panama and Costa Rica

A new, holistic view of countryside biogeography is emerging for the world’s human-modified habitats and the biodiversity they support.

April 17, 2014

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford researchers.

Hannah Frank collects parasitic bat flies from the largest Neotropical bat, the spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum).

National Science Foundation Awards Luke Frishkoff & Hannah Frank

February 12, 2014

Luke Frishkoff and Hannah Frank both were awarded Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation. Both Luke and Hannah use genetic techniques to answer key questions involving evolution in the world’s countryside ecosystems.

Paul R. Ehrlich wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology

February 5, 2014

Paul R. Ehrlich recognized for his fundamental contributions to the field of ecology, which include path breaking concepts such as coevolution, metapopulation dynamics, ecosystem services, and the role of humans in ecological sustainability.