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The Enduring Hope of Conservation: An Interview With Dr. Alex Dehgan

By Jack Knudson Conservationist Alex Dehgan set out for Afghanistan in 2006 with an ambitious goal: to help establish what would eventually become the country‚Äôs first national park, Band-e Amir National Park. During his time there, Dehgan discovered a rich history, stunning environments and a host of animal species worth saving.  Before traveling to Afghanistan, Dehgan questioned why certain species go extinct while others survive … Continue reading The Enduring Hope of Conservation: An Interview With Dr. Alex Dehgan

A Letter From the Editors

Hello, and thanks for joining us! Our names are Morgan Spehar, Jayne Yerrick and Sianna Mills and we are the editors (and founders!) of The Athens Effect, Ohio University’s only student-run science publication. This publication began in 2018, when the three of us were freshmen. We came on to campus with a passion for writing about science, environmentalism, psychology, sociology and research, but noticed there … Continue reading A Letter From the Editors