Former HBS Director Dick Bruce receives an award for the best paper published in the journal Copeia in 2013.



Harvard University Press releases Dr. James T. Costa’s book On the Organic Law of Change: A Facsimile Edition and Annotated Transcription of Alfred Russel Wallace’s Species Notebook of 1855-1859.  To purchase your copy through City Lights Book Store in Sylva, North Carolina, click the image below to be redirected to their website.  HBS will receive a 5% commission if you use our affiliate link.

On the Organic Law of Change: A Facsimile Edition and Annotated Transcription of Alfred Russel Wallace’s Species Notebook of 1855-1859



In the News

George Ellison (www.georgeellison.com) writes a review of “Highlands Botanical Garden: A Naturalist’s Guide” for the Smoky Mountain News.  Click here to read the article


Instructor Dr. Ray Semlitsch and students of 2011 field biology course “Conservation Biology of Amphibians” at the Highlands Biological Station publish “Natural and anthropogenic substrates affect movement behavior of the Southern Graycheek Salamander (Plethodon metcalfi)” in the September issue of the Canadian Journal of Zoology. The paper is based on research conducted during the two-week course offered by the Highlands Biological Station.

In the News

Audubon Magazine interviewed Clay Bolt, co-founder of Meet Your Neighbours and Backyard Naturalists (in collaboration with the Highlands Biological Foundation).  Click here to read the article


Discover Life in America (www.dlia.org/) named HBS Director Jim Costa the 2012 OUTSTANDING BIODIVERSITY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!  Discover Life in America is a non-profit organization that promotes biodiversity research, and “using this knowledge to develop and disseminate information to encourage the discovery, understanding, preservation, and enjoyment of natural resources.”  It supports the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which to date has resulted in the discovery of over 900 species new to science, and over 7,000 species never before recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The award was conferred March 23rd at the 2012 ATBI Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in a ceremony followed by a keynote address by renowned naturalist E. O. Wilson.

From left: Kathy Horton, Jackie Palmer, E. O. Wilson, and Jim Costa at the 2012 ATBI Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 23 March 2012




The North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Centerbased in Research Triangle Park, NC, named HBS the 2011 recipient of the Partnership Award in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, in recognition of our achievements in forging fruitful partnerships and collaborations in pursuit of our mission of research and education.

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See who else has won the award

In the News

UNC-TV’s Heather Burgiss visited HBS for a profile on North Carolina Now, which aired on February 1st, 2011.

click here to watch UNC-TV’s episode with HBS




Audubon North Carolina honored HBS with its Bird Lore Conservation Education Award, in recognition of the Station’s efforts in educating the public about birds and their habitats, and in promoting wildlife conservation in general.  click here to read the article

In the News

Lisa Mowry profiled HBS in her article “Uniquely North Carolina: The Red Eft” in the Carolina Living section of Southern Living Magazine, June 2010.



HBS named an official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail / Mountain Region by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission http://www.ncbirdingtrail.org/mountains.asp