Ecology News

eDNA reveals where endangered birds of a feather flock together

For the first time, Australian scientists have shown that environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to detect the presence of an endangered bird species simply by collecting a cupful of water from ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from

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New research expands the answers we can get from bat guano

Here's the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from

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Image of the Day: Chevrotain Caught on Camera

The silver-backed chevrotain was undetected for decades, but local reports have led researchers to document the species on camera.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from The Scientist

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Tactical voting helps yellow-eyed penguin seize bird of the year crown

Social media campaigning and a strategic voting alliance have helped the yellow-eyed penguin beat fierce competition to become New Zealand’s bird of the year

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Newscientist

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Putting a conservation finger on the internet's pulse

Scientists from the University of Helsinki have figured out how to mine people's online reactions to endangered animals and plants so that they can reduce the chance of pushing species toward ...

Tue 12 Nov 19 from

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Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from

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Tons of acorns? It must be a mast year

If you have oak trees in your neighborhood, perhaps you've noticed that some years the ground is carpeted with their acorns, and some years there are hardly any. Biologists call this pattern, ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from

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Chimera formation could favor the expansion of invasive species in the marine environment

A new article published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals 44% of the colonies of Didemnum vexillum—a marine invertebrate tagged as invasive species—in the Ebro Delta (Tarragona, Spain) ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from

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Presidio Parkway Tunnels Form The Foundation Of A New Public Park

As Presidio Parkway traffic underneath carried people from San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge, a ceremony Thursday marked the beginning of something new: an elevated park that will connect ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from KQED Science

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Not your usual African safari

Researchers learn there’s lots to learn from faeces.

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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