Research Highlight: Misguided attempts to revive Vaquita Conservation

You may have heard about the vaquita, a hapless little porpoise species in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico. It’s been one of the most high-profile marine conservation cases in recent months – its numbers had plummeted to the point where world experts in marine mammal conservation decided that the only hope for the species…

Some tips for aspiring conservation researchers

I wrote this back in 2016 or so, but most of it should still hold true! I often receive emails from aspiring students and researchers.  Some want to work with me, others are more generally interested in advice about finding field jobs or grad school.  It’s wonderful to get these messages and to see this…