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Sharon Levy
Sharon Levy spent a decade working as a field biologist in the woods of Northern California before taking up science writing full time. She is a regular contributor to National Wildlife and BioScience, as well as the author of the 2011 book Once and Future Giants: The Fate of Megafauna in a Human World (Oxford University Press).
Stories by Sharon Levy
May 27, 2014
When forests burn, wild pollinators are among nature’s first responders. Ecologist Laura Burkle wants to help them do their job.
March 13, 2014
Will Hong Kong’s strangely colored (to Western eyes, anyway) icon survive the city’s massive development boom?
September 13, 2013
Dead men tell no tales. Dead seabirds, however, have plenty to say to researcher Julia Parrish.
December 18, 2012
One wildlife ecologist's dedication to saving a threatened species has made him some dangerous enemies in the pot farming business.
September 6, 2011
Fast-evolving soapberry bugs offer hope in the battle against invasive species.
March 22, 2011
A new documentary brings the threatened world of the all-important honeybee into sharp and entertaining focus.
January 18, 2011
Adélie penguins are disappearing as the Antarctic sea ice where they spend the winter dwindles. A new book tracks and laments their loss.
October 13, 2010
Petite relatives of the rabbit, pikas are disappearing from some parts of their range. A visit to one of the places where they still flourish rekindles a decades-old love affair.
October 7, 2010
This vital pollinator is in grave danger. So is our food supply. Why something so small matters so much.
December 1, 2009
How many individual animals do you need to keep a species alive? On California's Channel Islands, archaeologists are digging into the deep past to save an ancient mollusk.
February 29, 2008
We value our ancient forests in so many ways: for wild creatures, for spiritual renewal, for profitable timber. But science and economics may be converging to make forests a vital asset in the fight against global warming.
December 1, 2006
Why an obscure, three-inch rodent holds the future of the Endangered Species Act in its tiny paws -- a tale of science and politics.