Time to Invest in Biodiversity-Related Research
Now is the time for major new investments in biodiversity-related science. As is highlighted by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the loss of biodiversity remains a global crisis with significant implications for human well-being. With 1000,000 species threatened by extinction, research must happen now.. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - July 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

BioFrontiers
This month marks the launch of an exciting new column in BioScience--BioFrontiers. Each month, BioScience will commission a science journalist to report on an issue shaping the future of the biological sciences or the application of the biological sciences in service to society. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 13, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NEON Should Be Run by Ecologists for Ecologists
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is the largest investment in ecological research in the United States to date, with the National Science Foundation (NSF) investing more than $430 million from its Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account to build the NEON platform. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - May 10, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

IP, Security, and Other International Issues--Ignore at Your Peril
Diplomacy, national security, intellectual property rights, and immigration policy have been topics of frequent discussion and debate in political and public policy circles in Washington, DC, for a few years now. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Extending Biodiversity Specimens: A Science Agend
Funders of scientific research frequently express a desire for long-range plans from the scientific community that can guide future investments and foster frontier fields of inquiry. Some fields have been more successful than others in articulating these roadmaps. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - March 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Interdisciplinarity for Impact: Science Communication
The American Institute of Biological Sciences works to improve the understanding of life. To achieve this, we actively endeavor to appropriately and effectively share the knowledge derived from biological sciences research with the audiences who require scientific information to inform their decisions. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS celebrates and promotes graduate student leadership
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is committed to promoting informed decision-making that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society. One of the innovative ways in which we achieve this goal is by cultivating the next generation of leaders within the scientific community through programs such as our Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - January 11, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Limiting Factor: Does the New NSF Policy Jeopardize Research?
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) implemented a new submission policy restricting applications to core programs across the directorate (these include the Divisions of Environmental Biology, Integrative Organismal Systems, and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences). Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - December 14, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Communicating for Impact, Not Attention
Science, particularly biology, can contribute to informed debate and decision-making on many important issues. However, ethics, economics, emotion, and many other factors inform whether and how people use scientific information to guide their decisions.Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - November 20, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Coming Era of Open Data
The culture of science is changing. Both funding agencies and journals are placing increasing pressure on authors to provide the data that underlie their publications. Indeed, the US Long Term Ecological Research program and many of its partner programs have been pioneers in ecological informatics and data accessibility. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Telling the Story of Science
Members of the scientific community increasingly recognize the importance of sharing science with the public. This is crucial, if for no other reason than science requires broad public support to move forward. A challenge, however, is figuring out how to effectively engage nonscientists. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Rebuilding the Infrastructure for Discovery
A central theme of President Trump's campaign and a stated goal of his administration are that the United States must reinvest in our national infrastructure. Most Americans who experience potholes, power outages, unreliable public transportation, or unsafe drinking water would agree. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science Communication
The recent March for Science that took place in Washington, DC, and in cities around the world, represented a collective attempt by members of the scientific community and its supporters to communicate the value of science and objectively derived facts in decision-making and everyday life. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Time for Collective Action
Science has long provided a foundation for economic growth and sound environmental- and health-policy decision-making in the United States. However, evidence continues to mount that the Trump administration has little interest in investing in research or in using science to guide public-policy decision-making. If the scientific community fails to unite with common and strategic responses to this changing policy environment, the future of science in the United States is uncertain. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Opportunities Lost?
Over the summer, public attention was focused on President Trump’s June 2017 declaration of intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. Sadly, climate change is only a high-profile example of a growing list of science-related issues the Trump administration has shown little interest in addressing. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Applying Science
Not too long ago, the public somewhat blithely accepted the latest scientific discoveries and applications with few questions. Arguably, this is less the case today, particularly when it comes to biology. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

BioScience Signs TOP Guidelines
The face of scientific publication is changing. Enabled by new technology, transparency and openness have emerged as priorities of unmatched importance, with publishers across fields and geographies rushing to stay abreast of the latest developments. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Implementing Interdisciplinarity for Science and Society
A central purpose of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and our journal, BioScience, is to foster the cross pollination of ideas among the different fields within the biological sciences and to bridge the biological sciences to other professional communities. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Cost of Ignoring Environmental Trends
In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with some 1700 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity (www.ucsusa.org/about/1992-world-scientists.html). In this declaration, the scientists warned that human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to "vast human misery" and a planet that was "irretrievably mutilated." Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Specimens, Collections, and Tools for Future Biodiversity-Related Research
Natural-history collections are a part of the foundation of the global biological-sciences research and education infrastructure. It is important to recognize that these collections are more than shelves stacked with preserved specimens; they also include tissue and gene samples, parasites associated with a specimen, environmental data captured when the specimen was collected, audio and video recordings, and field notes, among other information. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Making Our Planet Great Again
Climate change is widely regarded by the scientific community as a significant threat to human health and well-being. Scientific evidence for human-caused climate change is beyond dispute. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science: A Global Enterprise
In his February 2018 BioScience editorial (doi:10.1093/biosci/biy004), Scott Collins discussed French President Emmanuel Macron's Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative. In brief, MOPGA is a €30 million commitment designed to entice climate-change researchers from outside of the country to move their research programs to France. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Editorial Boards Must Be Internationally Representative
The United States continues to produce the largest number of scientific papers per year. However, on a per capita basis, several northern European countries top the list, and China's scientific output is increasing in both number and quality each year. . Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

#CitizenScience
Recently, after giving a talk about advocating for science, I spoke with several audience members who shared their frustration about the lack of public engagement--politically--in matters related to biodiversity conservation and environmental policy. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Time to Swim in the Data Sea
Eight years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico focused the world's attention on a catastrophic human and environmental tragedy. Not long after oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, it became clear that there was inadequate scientific knowledge about the effects of an oil release of such magnitude on the environment. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Preparing Graduate Students for Success
Not long ago while perusing old issues of BioScience, I stumbled across a report in the May 1970 issue, in which Elwood B. Ehrle asked, "Will Graduate Programs in Biology Survive the Seventies?". Calls to re-envision, transform, and modernize graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education are not new or uncommon. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Continue Our Standard Biology Teaching Practices? Bologna
Recently, a colleague and I stumbled onto a conversation about the (now) iconic painting by Laurentius de Voltolina. The painting depicts an image of a University of Bologna lecture, complete with sleeping and gossiping students. The painting reminded most of us how science has grown and matured as a discipline while science education has moved relatively little since the 1300s. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

No More Bag!
If you live in the United States, you may have noticed that this issue of BioScience did not come inside a plastic wrap. And you probably know why. Plastic does not degrade, and contrary to the claims of the plastic industry, single-use thin plastics such as plastic bags are rarely recycled. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

What Are the Rules of International Biology?
Biology is a global endeavor. Regardless of whether the international dimensions of your research are immediately obvious to you, they do exist--and they are important.Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

No More Bag!
If you live in the United States, you may have noticed that this issue of BioScience did not come inside a plastic wrap. And you probably know why. Plastic does not degrade, and contrary to the claims of the plastic industry, single-use thin plastics such as plastic bags are rarely recycled. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - September 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Continue Our Standard Biology Teaching Practices? Bologna
Recently, a colleague and I stumbled onto a conversation about the (now) iconic painting by Laurentius de Voltolina. The painting depicts an image of a University of Bologna lecture, complete with sleeping and gossiping students. The painting reminded most of us how science has grown and matured as a discipline while science education has moved relatively little since the 1300s. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - August 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Preparing Graduate Students for Success
Not long ago while perusing old issues of BioScience, I stumbled across a report in the May 1970 issue, in which Elwood B. Ehrle asked, "Will Graduate Programs in Biology Survive the Seventies?". Calls to re-envision, transform, and modernize graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education are not new or uncommon. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Time to Swim in the Data Sea
Eight years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico focused the world's attention on a catastrophic human and environmental tragedy. Not long after oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, it became clear that there was inadequate scientific knowledge about the effects of an oil release of such magnitude on the environment. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Unraveling Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change on the Antarctic Continent through Long-Term Ecological Research
Although climate change is occurring on a global scale, its ecological impacts are often specific, and they vary from region to region. Climate changes in polar regions are amplified, making these high-latitude areas sentinels not only for monitoring climate variability but also for the determination of how ecosystems respond to this variability. To read more, click here. (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

How Scientists Can Help End the Land-Use Conflict
In the last 6 months, we have seen an increase in conflicts about how to use public lands. And scientists have the tools to assist in solving those conflicts. Recently, we saw Native Americans occupying a prairie in North Dakota to protest the construction of a pipeline through tribal land. To read more, click here.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

From Politics to Science: The Way Forward
This column was written on the heels of the 8 November United States national elections. As with all elections, political operatives and pundits are consumed in the days immediately following by an eagerness to forecast what a new Congress or president may mean for a specific interest or issue. To read more, click here.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Building the BioScience Community
First, do no harm. That is all I have been thinking about since I took over as editor in chief of BioScience. This is a humbling experience. I have inherited a great journal from former editor Tim Beardsley. His leadership over the past 14 years yielded a journal with a strong reputation that fills a unique and important niche in scientific publishing. To read more, click here.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Advancing Team Research for Science and Society
As frequently exemplified by the institutional and disciplinary diversity of coauthors of BioScience papers, the biological sciences are increasingly a collaborative endeavor. It is no longer the case that only "large science" requires teams. click here.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Coming Era of Open Data
The culture of science is changing. Both funding agencies and journals are placing increasing pressure on authors to provide the data that underlie their publications. Indeed, the US Long Term Ecological Research program and many of its partner programs have been pioneers in ecological informatics and data accessibility. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Telling the Story of Science
Members of the scientific community increasingly recognize the importance of sharing science with the public. This is crucial, if for no other reason than science requires broad public support to move forward. A challenge, however, is figuring out how to effectively engage nonscientists. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Rebuilding the Infrastructure for Discovery
A central theme of President Trump's campaign and a stated goal of his administration are that the United States must reinvest in our national infrastructure. Most Americans who experience potholes, power outages, unreliable public transportation, or unsafe drinking water would agree. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science Communication
The recent March for Science that took place in Washington, DC, and in cities around the world, represented a collective attempt by members of the scientific community and its supporters to communicate the value of science and objectively derived facts in decision-making and everyday life. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Time for Collective Action
Science has long provided a foundation for economic growth and sound environmental- and health-policy decision-making in the United States. However, evidence continues to mount that the Trump administration has little interest in investing in research or in using science to guide public-policy decision-making. If the scientific community fails to unite with common and strategic responses to this changing policy environment, the future of science in the United States is uncertain. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Opportunities Lost?
Over the summer, public attention was focused on President Trump’s June 2017 declaration of intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. Sadly, climate change is only a high-profile example of a growing list of science-related issues the Trump administration has shown little interest in addressing. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Applying Science
Not too long ago, the public somewhat blithely accepted the latest scientific discoveries and applications with few questions. Arguably, this is less the case today, particularly when it comes to biology. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

BioScience Signs TOP Guidelines
The face of scientific publication is changing. Enabled by new technology, transparency and openness have emerged as priorities of unmatched importance, with publishers across fields and geographies rushing to stay abreast of the latest developments. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Implementing Interdisciplinarity for Science and Society
A central purpose of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and our journal, BioScience, is to foster the cross pollination of ideas among the different fields within the biological sciences and to bridge the biological sciences to other professional communities. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Cost of Ignoring Environmental Trends
In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with some 1700 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity (www.ucsusa.org/about/1992-world-scientists.html). In this declaration, the scientists warned that human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to "vast human misery" and a planet that was "irretrievably mutilated." Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Specimens, Collections, and Tools for Future Biodiversity-Related Research
Natural-history collections are a part of the foundation of the global biological-sciences research and education infrastructure. It is important to recognize that these collections are more than shelves stacked with preserved specimens; they also include tissue and gene samples, parasites associated with a specimen, environmental data captured when the specimen was collected, audio and video recordings, and field notes, among other information. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Making Our Planet Great Again
Climate change is widely regarded by the scientific community as a significant threat to human health and well-being. Scientific evidence for human-caused climate change is beyond dispute. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news