• How massive recreational pulses affects pregnant females in desert ecosystems
  • The importance of heat, precipitation, and declining snow patches to thermal ecology of cold-adapted mammals
  • The extent to which glacial recession creates valuable new habitats for endangered or restored species
  • Fear and anti-predator behavior as applied to conservation and food webs
  • Species interactions in the absence and presence of more dominant species (humans included)
  • Variety in geographical biomes from Alaska to Patagonia, the Rockies to Himalayas, and arid lands from Namibia and Mongolia to Sonora and the Great Basin
  • How to be better stewards of Earth’s remarkable biodiversity