Academy researchers are striving to address some of the most important scientific questions of our time—through global expeditions, lab investigations, community outreach, and worldwide collaborations.
Journey to Penang, Malaysia, as Academy scientists conduct a floor-to-canopy bioblitz of an ancient rainforest.
Dylan Burge studies the plants that survive and thrive in serpentine soil.
In March 2014, ichthyologist Luis Rocha traveled to the Cayman Islands to study and collect invasive lionfish.
The way we communicate science is changing, and it can have a real impact on society.
How does Central America’s mountainous spine contribute to the rich biodiversity in the region?
Genomics provides evidence for the role of selection in the diversification of fishes.
What can museum specimens tell us about an invasive species—and the population they're threatening?
Page McCargo shares behind-the-scenes details of our efforts to track the origins of the deadly chytrid fungus.
Carissa Shipman explains the role genetic information now plays in the classification of living things.
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