Monday, December 12, 2011
Listen to Earthwatch's very own Lloyd Figgins explain why he is about to row across the Atlantic Ocean!
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Scientists carrying out research on Robben Island are using an automatic recognition system that records patterns of spots on the chests of adult penguins by digital photography. The technique is still being tested and refined, but eventually it may be possible to monitor remotely more than 90 percent of the African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) on the island. This automated system will help to eliminate the need to band penguins, except for specific purposes such as measuring chick survival rates, when flipper bands will still need to be used.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
A scientist conducting groundbreaking research on mangroves in Sri Lanka has become the first Ph.D. student whose studies were fully funded by Earthwatch.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The response of wood decomposers to man-made nitrogen inputs in forest ecosystems can help us understand the effects of climate change on forest carbon cycles.