Elke Mackenzie’s moments of self-citation illuminate the hopes of someone who, against ease and tradition, did not wish to separate her identity from her research.
Did women in the premodern world have much agency over reproduction? Their use of plants like dittany suggests that they did.
The citizen-science app iNaturalist lets you record observations of plants and animals. The data can be used to study biodiversity.
Roanoke College's Ichthyological Collection of over 800 freshwater fish documents the biodiversity we're losing at an alarming rate.
Two educators use the history of corn, from the domestication of maize 10,000 years ago to today's ubiquitous "commodity corn," to teach about biodiversity.
Often classified as an invasive species, guava ignites a longstanding, transnational battle over foreign invaders and local customs.
The blockbuster Jaws (1975) provoked fear by portraying sharks as "mindless eating machines." But what did people think of sharks before then?
Peony's effectiveness as an ancient cure translated into a tool of statecraft in the eighteenth century.
Dragon's blood is all the rage now, but where does the scarlet resin come from?
Grape varieties from North America seemed harmless to French winemakers. But destructive bugs were imported with the plants.