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Wildlife studies show damage wrought by major storms

3 days ago

Beyond downed power lines and damaged buildings, major storms such as hurricanes uproot the lives of fish and…
Relationship between predators, prey is complicated

August 8, 2019

When we think about the relationship between predators and prey, it’s usually pretty simple: The hunted try to…
New Strain of Canine Distemper Discovered in Wild Animals in NH, VT; Virus Highly Contagious to Domesticated Dogs

May 9, 2019

A distinct strain of canine distemper virus, which is a widespread virus of importance to wildlife and domesticated…
How will tropical mammals react to rising temperatures?

April 15, 2019

How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to…
Bobcats Roam in Different Areas than Ancestors

April 5, 2019

In the last 60 years, northern New England’s bobcats have changed how they roam the region, with bobcats…
The Serengeti-Mara squeeze – one of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure

April 2, 2019

 Increased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging…
Wildlife Loss in Our Oceans

March 6, 2019

From elephants to monarch butterflies, news stories abound about the decline and even extinction of wildlife on land.…
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts

February 28, 2019

An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales…
Citizen science projects have a surprising new partner — the computer

February 11, 2019

For more than a decade, citizen science projects have helped researchers use the power of thousands of volunteers…
Study reveals wildlife is abundant in Chernobyl

February 4, 2019

A scavenger study that used fish carcasses as bait provides additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl…
Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk

January 31, 2019

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and…
Look at the future of chronic wasting disease in Iowa deer

January 29, 2019

An Iowa State University wildlife ecologist said the confirmation of chronic wasting disease in a deer in a…
Alaska’s ‘outdated’ management plan increases risks to large carnivores, ecosystems, scientists say

January 17, 2019

Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and…
Camera trap study reveals the hidden lives of island carnivores

December 27, 2018

Researchers placed 160 cameras on 19 of the 22 Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin to see which carnivores…
Social animals have more parasite infections but lower infection-related costs

December 21, 2018

Animals living in large groups tend to have more parasites than less social animals do, but according to a…
Finding Middle Ground on the Range

October 4, 2018

Cattle ranching and conservation may seem an unusual pair in the American West, but new research reveals a…
Protecting vulnerable species

September 27, 2018

Informed by several years of biological and ecological research and information gathering, the ten-year action plans aim to…
Global warming and its effects on wildlife and habitats

September 3, 2018

The effects of global warming are taking its toll on various parts of the world, and it’s not…
Space-based tracker to give scientists a beyond-bird’s-eye-view of wildlife

August 21, 2018

The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space, or ICARUS, will be flying closer to the sun than ever…
Dragons and turkeys and insects, oh my! A day in the life of an animal control specialist

August 16, 2018

When a foot-long bearded dragon appears on a rock near Bascom Hill, or a turkey flies through a stained-glass window in Science…
How ‘eavesdropping’ African herbivores respond to alarm calls

July 5, 2018

Many animals live in a world characterised by a bewildering array of signals from other species. But to…
Habitat fragmentation can promote disease outbreaks

June 28, 2018

Fragmentation of landscapes and habitat loss—driven by urbanization and climate change—can put wildlife species at risk of extinction.…
Twenty-one species adapted to disappear in the snow. Then, the snow disappeared

May 23, 2018

Context is everything when it comes to camouflage. An outfit that would help you blend in when walking…
Bio-logging helps scientists uncover sea of knowledge

May 22, 2018

Katsufumi Sato has been fascinated by wild animals since he was in elementary school. For his third-grade summer…
Scientists Develop Method to Estimate New England Cottontail Population

May 18, 2018

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have developed a method…
Conjoined deer fawns offer UGA researcher glimpse into rare wildlife deformity

May 10, 2018

A Minnesota mushroom hunter on the prowl for some fungi stumbled across an unbelievable find: two deer fawns…
Feeding wildlife can influence migration, spread of disease

March 15, 2018

Animal migration patterns are changing as humans alter the landscape, according to new research from the University of Georgia.…
Hybrid barriers can cut terrapin road deaths

August 16, 2017

One of Georgia’s most colorful turtle species could be wiped out on Jekyll Island by simply wandering into…
Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife

July 27, 2017

Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city,…
B1 deficiency in animals is more widespread than previously believed

January 4, 2017

Thiamine, better known as vitamin B1, is crucial for living organisms. However, much like humans nowadays, many animals…
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