Science in Action

Science is integral to all stages of conservation – from problem identification, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement to implementation, evaluation, and communication. Our Science in Action series tells the story of how we apply science for conservation.

Science

Terrestrial | Science

Invasive Ant Removal

How can we eliminate a large-scale infestation of invasive ants – and how would we know when we have?

Marine | Technology | Science

Closing the Abalone Data Gap

Can putting technology in the hands of citizen scientists transform how abalone are managed?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Technology | Economics | Science

Dynamic Conservation

In an era of rapid global change, how can conservationists provide habitat where and when nature needs it most?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Science

Not Leaving it to Beaver

Can we restore meadows by mimicking beavers?

Freshwater | Science

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

How can we manage groundwater to benefit both people and nature?

Marine | Planning | Science

Saving Tomorrow’s Coast

Can California protect its iconic coastline as sea levels rise?

Freshwater | Technology | Science

Groundwater for Ecosystem Health

How much groundwater do ecosystems need to survive?

Marine | Planning | Science

FishPath

How can we help small-scale and data-limited fisheries manage their resource sustainably?

Freshwater | Marine | Science

Invisible Nurseries

By highlighting the ecological roles of estuaries, can we protect these threatened coastal habitats?

Terrestrial | Science

Putting Nature on the Map in L.A.

How do we guide urban infrastructure investments to solve problems for people and nature?

Marine | Planning | Science

Reducing Bycatch

How can we reduce bycatch without threatening the economic viability of the fishery?

Terrestrial | Science

Wildlife Friendly Agriculture

Can we modify agricultural landscapes to enhance habitat for wildlife, in ways that also benefit the farm?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Science

High Time for Conservation

How can science help us understand – and address – the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Technology | Economics | Science

BirdReturns

How can we get water in the right place at the right time to help migrating birds?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Science

Wood for Salmon

How can we quickly and cheaply accelerate the restoration of salmon habitat?