Survey for the Biological Conservation Newsletter

The future of the Biological Conservation Newsletter is under consideration - continue as is, modify it in some way, or cease production. The main purpose of the monthly newsletter is twofold: (1) to highlight stories of conservation research coming out of the Smithsonian Institution; and (2) to provide a comprehensive list of current literature related to conservation biology. As editor, I would like to understand what you find most useful, and whether the newsletter should continue. In addition to taking this survey, I also welcome comments about the newsletter sent directly to me at

* 1. How often do you read each issue?

* 2. How have you been receiving or finding each issue?

* 3. What feature(s) do you like reading about the most? (check all that apply)

* 4. Searching for published scientific articles related to conservation biology is easier to do today with online search engines than it was when BCN got started in 1981. Why do you continue to read/use the BCN current literature/bibliography? (check all that apply)

* 5. Do you use other tools or online search engines to obtain the same kind of information you find in BCN, and if so, which ones? (check all that apply)

* 6. What changes would most improve BCN?

* 7. What topic/field(s) of conservation biology most interest you? (check all that apply)

* 8. Overall, are you satisfied with BCN, neither satisfied or dissatisfied with it, or dissatisfied with it?

* 9. Which of the following best describes your place of work?

* 10. Where do you live?