Wings Magazine

Wings-Fall-2014-140pxWings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation is published twice each year for Xerces Society members. Each issue features spectacular photos by leading photographers and articles by well-respected scientists and conservationists. Join Xerces today to receive a copy of the latest issue!

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Contents of the spring 2014 issue:

This issue of Wings sheds light on two very different and largely understudied groups of invertebrates. The first article looks at the impacts of oil spills on marine species. The other two essays focus on arachnids; one introduces us to a citizen-science project studying spiders in Colorado, and one to the fascinating order of camel spiders.

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  • The Changing Landscape of Conservation, by Scott Hoffman Black.
  • Oil Spills and Marine Invertebrates, by Scott Hoffman Black, Michele Blackburn, Celeste Mazzacano, and Candace Fallon. Oil spills leave millions of gallons of oil in our seas and oceans every year. Each spill has impacts that can affect invertebrate communities for decades.
  • The Colorado Spider Survey, by Paula E. Cushing. Spiders are woefully understudied. A fifteen-year-old citizen-science program is changing that situation for Colorado arachnids.
  • Hairy, Scary, Haarskeeders, by Paula E. Cushing, Jack O. Brookhart, and Jen Roswell. Camel spiders are fast-moving and fearsome desert predators.
  • Conservation Spotlight: Dr. Karen Oberhauser, scientist and advocate for monarch butterflies.
  • Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research.
  • Staff Profile: Meet Matthew Shepherd, our communications director.
  • Xerces News: Updates on Xerces Society projects and successes.
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