field research

Out Here in the Field

by Rachel Muenz

Looking at the latest portable offerings in soil and water testing, plant health and identification, sample management, and testing of raw materials, components, and finished products.

New Video Highlights Reptile and Amphibian Research

by University of Arkansas

In a new Research Frontiers video, University of Arkansas biologist J.D. Willson and his graduate students search for reptiles and amphibians at Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Willson’s research group has found rare species in the restored prairie wetland, such as the Graham’s crayfish snake and the crawfish frog.

Well in Hand

by Trevor Henderson

Advances in miniaturization and microfabrication have resulted in handheld and portable instruments that are increasingly rapid and reliable.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds

by Columbia University
The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan.