The Biota Project

The Biota Project is a mixed-media science communication and outreach organization taking a grass roots approach for connecting underrepresented communities to symbiotic relationships in nature and society since 2013. This nonpartisan educational community empowerment organization bridges connections between science and research with community leaders and grassroots activists to promote mutual understanding, collaboration, and social change. They empower communities to ensure that research and education are accessible and equitable through research development, original content creation, communication strategies, and community outreach.

GotScience Magazine by Science Connected is proud to partner with The Biota Project. To learn more about its contributors and additional projects, please visit www.thebiotaproject.org.

The Millions of Microbes Beneath our Feet

By Nicholas Dove (@nicholascdove), for The Biota Project Microorganisms are everywhere on planet earth—on every surface, in the air, in the ground, and inside you. The good news is that many of these benefit you. Recent findings have shown that having a healthy gut microbiome ...
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Living with Wildfires: Fighting Fire with Fire

By Nicholas Dove (@nicholascdove), for The Biota Project How do people live with the threat of wildfires, and what can be done to protect lives? That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds as wildfires get worse and worse each year. If you haven’t ...
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Exploding Stars and Life on Earth

By Brian C. Thomas (@DrBrianAstroBio) A massive star that exploded near Earth about 2.5 million years ago—a supernova—may have helped drive the megalodon to extinction and may even have affected human evolution. Research by an international team of scientists and I have produced the most ...
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