Same-sex-relationships among animals seem to be in opposition to our understanding of Darwinian evolution—an organism who fails to secure a counterpart to mate with will not pass on its genes to the next generation. One could then infer that such costly behaviors would slowly be removed from the population through natural selection. However, same-sex bonds are far too common in the natural world to support such reasoning.
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) presents a course in Environmental Economics.
Olfaction is one of the least understood senses but has played a vital role in the evolution of vertebrates. Basic survival behaviors such as foraging, communicating, recalling memory, and reproduction are often dependent on a protruding-facial structure that we too often ignore.
CERC is now accepting applications for the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates.
Researchers from The New York Botanical Garden are working to document the plant life in Las Orquídeas National Park, one of the last remaining prized and unexplored rainforests that borders Columbia’s Pacific coast.
Learn more about CERC’s new course, Ecosystem Services and Corporate Planning, which examines the impacts and dependencies of corporations on our ecosystems.
Captive breeding and species protection are helping the panda recover, but fewer than two thousand still remain.
The term, male-pregnancy, may seem to border on oxymoronic, but seahorses will prove to you otherwise.
Considered to be the father of wildlife management and conservation and a pioneer of the wilderness system, Aldo Leopold radically influenced the development of environmental ethics and sustainability.
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University provides professionals with the knowledge and tools to be effective environmental leaders and decision makers in the 21st century. It is an evening program in which environmental issues are discussed, debated and examined, where participants develop an in-depth understanding of conservation science and practice through case studies and a focus on Environmental Policy, Management and Finance.