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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015 — Wildlife managers now have a technical report that can help them address raptors in their existing western snowy plover predation management plans. The report explores the effectiveness and ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Local habitat variability in northwest streams can help shield coastal cutthroat trout from the effects of forest harvest and climate change, a new study has ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Collecting genetic information from crop wild relatives may preserve valuable traits but takes cooperation, experts say. Over the past few decades, research efforts to collect the genetic information ... read more

Novel Tag Developed for Squid, Jellyfish

Sep. 28, 2015 — Invertebrates, such as squid and jellyfish, play a crucial role in the marine food web and are also vital commercial fisheries. Despite their importance, little is known about their natural behaviors ... read more

Gone Fishing: Loss of Ocean Predators Has Impact on Climate Change Strategies

Sep. 28, 2015 — As Australia engages in debate over shark culling, new research says unsustainable harvesting of larger fish will affect how we tackle climate change. A group of scientists warns the loss of top ... read more

The Origin and Spread of 'Emperor's Rice'

Sep. 26, 2015 — Black rice was prized in ancient times for its color and is prized in modern times for its high levels of antioxidants, but its early history has been shrouded in mystery until now. Scientists have ... read more

Sep. 26, 2015 — Scientists devised a new methodology for measuring how and when ocean predators consume prey, and identified the Pacific bluefin's favorite hot spots, information that can inform conservation ... read more

The Life and Times of Domesticated Cheese-Making Fungi

Sep. 24, 2015 — People sure love their cheeses, but scientists have a lot to learn about the fungi responsible for a blue cheese like Roquefort or a soft Camembert. Now researchers have pieced together the story of ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — In California's Central Valley, just as many bird species use riparian habitats in the winter as in the summer, and genetic diversity is actually higher in the winter than during summer months, ... read more

New Study Highlights Valuable Tool for Studying Living and Extinct Animals

Sep. 23, 2015 — Findings of a new study could support a number of fields from animal poaching to paleoecology. Researchers report on a mathematical analytical tool that was designed to predict a common elemental ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new underwater stimulation system has been designed to study electrical activity in certain aquatic animals. Though common in studies of land animals and insects, the form of electrical ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have noted that Prothonotary Warbler populations have experienced precipitous declines in recent years, prompting new research investigating the little known migratory behavior of this ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — New research shows male lizards are more likely than females to be attacked by predators because the bright colors they need to attract a mate also make them more conspicuous to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The European mink is critically endangered throughout its range. Several reintroduction programs are in place to help assure the survival of the species. One of these is currently underway in ... read more

Species Extinction Can Doom Parasites Important for Ecosystem Health

Sep. 21, 2015 — The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites -- which ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — The Sumatran rhino -- one of the most critically endangered mammals on the planet -- may have just received a lifeline. A new scientific publication applies an enhanced population survey technique to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Four new native bee species were recognized as part of the largest Australian nature discovery project 'Bush Blitz.' The South Australian bee specialists used molecular and morphological ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — The authors monitored the social and foraging behaviors of wild flocks of house finches, a common backyard songbird, and the spread of a naturally-occurring bird disease called Mycoplasmal ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Genetic diversity is essential for a species to be able to adapt to environmental change, and when a population is divided into small, isolated fragments, that can spell trouble. To determine whether ... read more

Invasive Brood Parasites a Threat to Native Bird Species

Sep. 16, 2015 — North Americans might be seeing new species of birds in certain areas of the continent in the near future. According to research, Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, ... read more

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