Black-market collectors willing to pay hundreds of thousands for rare cactuses are putting more than 30 percent of the species at risk for extinction, according to a paper released Monday. ASU conservation biologist Jan Schipper contributed to the study.
Two Arizona State University faculty members were appointed to an elite group of ASU University Professors on Sept. 29 by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Interim Provost Mark Searle.
Fluctuations in extreme weather events, such as heavy rains and droughts, are affecting ecosystems in unexpected ways — creating “winners and losers” among plant species that humans depend upon for food.
A new exhibit at the Arizona State University Natural History Collection combines a whimsical art exhibit with the gems of the fossil collection to offer an opportunity to learn about evolution, extinction, geology and paleontology.
An online portfolio pilot project — ePortfolios hosted by Digication – has boosted student learning and outcomes across a range of ASU learning environments.
Recently scientists like ASU's Arianne Cease have begun connecting the dots of locust swarms to land-use patterns. Their findings are leading to new ways to combat an ancient problem – by bringing human behavior into the equation.
A team of researchers from Arizona State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has discovered that thousands of bacteria living in soil are connected by a complex metabolic relationship.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Arizona State University — and three partner institutions — a three-year, $3.6 million grant to study how healthy brains create memories of odors, as well as how they fail when affected by disease.
ASU's School of Life Sciences' Bio Bridge program provides future students the tools needed to succeed in college before the semester even starts.
Is it time to cut a deal with Japan on whaling? The three-decade moratorium on commercial whaling isn't working, and ASU marine conservation biologist Leah Gerber has floated the idea of a compromise on the outright ban.
David Pearson's passion for the environment began with a childhood fascination with birds; now the School of Life Sciences research professor travels to the Peruvian Amazon to teach others to care about the biodiverse treasure of the rainforest.
The International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology has given its top award, the David L. Hull Prize, to ASU Regents' Professor Jane Maienschein.