What is SNAP Magazine?

With SNAP, rapid science tackles some of the biggest problems facing the planet.

But what are those problems? Where are the science gaps? Which should we address first, and how urgently?

Welcome to SNAP Magazine. This is where leading scientists, policymakers, practitioners, foundation heads and others take on these issues — and where you can discuss and debate their ideas.

Starting out, we’re asking scientists such as David Skelly, Bill Murdoch, Eleanor Sterling and Erle Ellis to respond to one of two questions:

  1. What single piece of critical science (preferably one that’s largely under everyone’s radar) does the world need to advance the understanding of how nature does or can help enhance the prosperity of people?
  2. What scientific finding(s) do we already have about that understanding that aren’t being applied — and how do we advance their application?

We run new essays on this and other topics weekly, along with blog posts about new research in our topical sweet spot and updates from our working groups. Our approach is one of rigorous, creative interrogation. Our aim is to build a body of thought about nature and human well-being that is second to none.

If you want to be part of it, you can follow along through RSS and track us (and comment back) below each piece here on the site or on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. If you’d like to write for us, email me at rlalasz@tnc.org.

Bob Lalasz

Bob Lalasz is the director of science communications at The Nature Conservancy and the editor of SNAP Magazine and Cool Green Science, the Conservancy's science blog. As TNC… Read More