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  • Mapping the Darién Gap

    Mapping the Darién Gap

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 35 sec) This video describes how indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama, use drones to map their lands. The communities use these maps to protect their territories from outside incursions and to design sustainable land-use plans.

  • Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 40 sec) This video describes a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. The video highlights the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

  • The Search for a Mutated Gene

    The Search for a Mutated Gene

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 54 sec) This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

  • Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

    Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

    Scientists at Work

    (9 min 55 sec) This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

  • How Lizards Find Their Way Home

    How Lizards Find Their Way Home

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 33 sec) This video describes the research of Dr. Manuel Leal, who is studying territorial lizards to understand how they navigate the dense forests of Puerto Rico to find their way to their home trees.

  • Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

    Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 3 sec) This video follows scientists studying the seeds that brown spider monkeys disperse in a tropical forest of Colombia in order to inform and improve reforestation efforts.

  • Trophic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

    Trophic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 1 sec) In this video, ecologist Brian Silliman explains how he uses manipulative field experiments to study salt marsh ecosystems. His approach revealed that these systems are under top-down control from consumers and predators.

  • Riverine Food Webs: How Flow Rates Affect Biomass

    Riverine Food Webs: How Flow Rates Affect Biomass

    Scientists at Work

    (9 min 15 sec) This video follows ecologist Mary Power, who is studying the Eel River in Northern California to decipher the connection between river flows and biodiversity.

  • Studying Elephant Communication

    Studying Elephant Communication

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 43 sec) This video follows ecologist Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, who is studying how elephants can communicate over long distances using low-frequency sounds that travel both in the air and through the ground.

  • Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

    Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

    Scientists at Work

    (7 min 29 sec) This video focuses on the front lines of the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 35 sec) This video describes the process by which a line of genetically modified mosquitoes was engineered to reduce populations of wild mosquitoes.

  • The Effects of Fungicides on Bumble Bee Colonies

    The Effects of Fungicides on Bumble Bee Colonies

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 25 sec) In this video, entomologist Shawn Steffan describes an experiment designed to study the effect of fungicides on bumble bee colonies.

  • Tagging Bumble Bees to Study Their Movements

    Tagging Bumble Bees to Study Their Movements

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 1 sec) This video follows graduate student Jeremy Hemberger as he explains his experimental design for a study on the foraging behavior of bumble bees in different habitats.

  • Selection for Tuskless Elephants

    Selection for Tuskless Elephants

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 39 sec) This video follows Joyce Poole and other scientists working in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, who made the striking observation that many female elephants lack tusks.

  • Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

    Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

    Scientists at Work

    (9 min 1 sec) This video follows scientists working in Bangladesh as they test fruit bat populations to determine whether they are infected with Nipah virus, a potentially deadly human pathogen.

  • The Great Elephant Census

    The Great Elephant Census

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 23 sec) This video follows the work of scientists conducting the first census of African savanna elephants in over 40 years and the methods they are using to obtain accurate, up-to-date numbers across the continent.

  • Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats

    Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 24 sec) This video follows scientists as they uncover the ways in which moth species in Gorongosa National Park use ultrasound to avoid being eaten by bats.

  • A Science-Based Approach to Restoring Gorongosa's Wildlife

    A Science-Based Approach to Restoring Gorongosa's Wildlife

    Scientists at Work

    (7 min 45 sec) This video follows scientists from Gorongosa National Park as they relocate zebras from a nearby reserve as part of the effort to restore healthy wildlife populations.

  • Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park

    Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park

    Scientists at Work

    (7 min 46 sec) This video follows conservation biologist Leeanne Alonso as she surveys ant species in Gorongosa National Park to monitor the health of the park’s ecosystems.

  • Niche Partitioning and Species Coexistence

    Niche Partitioning and Species Coexistence

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 14 sec) This video describes the cutting-edge method of DNA metabarcoding and how it is used to study how animals partition resources in a shared habitat.

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