Experts in Subject: Environment

Biology, Climate change, Ecology, Environment, Evolutionary biology, Reptiles

Stephen Adolph

Stephen Adolph, PhD, specializes in the study of lizards, especially Sceloporus lizards (small insectivorous lizards common in southwestern North America). His research goals are to understand how the thermal environment influences the physiology and behavior of both individual lizards and lizard populations, and how animals respond to environmental change. His published articles regarding temperature and […]

Arts, Biodiversity, Environment, Environmental policy, Humanities, Political science, Sustainability

Paul Steinberg

Paul Steinberg, PhD, focuses his research and teaching on global environmental politics, with a special interest in biodiversity conservation and environmental policy in developing countries. He is interested in how different societies around the world respond to environmental problems. This is the subject of his new book, Comparative Environmental Politics, published by MIT Press. Steinberg’s previous […]

Chemistry, Environment, Metals in biology

Katherine Van Heuvelen

Have you ever read the label on a bottle of vitamins and wondered why people need cobalt, zinc, iron and manganese? In nature these metals perform a remarkable array of chemical transformations that include water oxidation in photosynthesis, oxygen transportation by iron in red blood cells, and nitrogen fixation by bacterial nitrogenase enzymes. These reactions […]

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