Feature Channels

Ecology and Animals

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Dwindling Wind May Tip Predator-Prey Balance

windimage.png

Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion’s share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist’s study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way “global stilling” may alter predator-prey relationships.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Research Yields a Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola and Great Apes

A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Camera Developed at WUSTL Sheds Light on Mate Choice of Swordtail Fish

CropperCapture19copy.jpg

A group of researchers have used a special camera developed by Viktor Gruev, PhD, to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on polarization signals from the males.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

WCS President on Role of Zoos in Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper highlighted in the keynote speech at the AZA 2014 Annual Conference the vital role zoos and aquariums are playing in conservation.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

WCS Applauds ‘Crushed Ivory Design Challenge’ Launched by USFWS in Partnership with AZA

The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper from the 2014 AZA Annual Conference.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

How an Ancient Vertebrate Uses Familiar Tools to Build a Strange-Looking Head

Covermontagecropped.jpg

Investigator and Scientific Director Robb Krumlauf, Ph.D. and colleagues show that the sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus, a survivor of ancient jawless vertebrates, exhibits a pattern of gene expression that is reminiscent of its jawed cousins, who evolved much, much later.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Scientists Report First Semiaquatic Dinosaur, Spinosaurus

Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Guatemala President Otto Molina Congratulates Villagers for Natural & Cultural Conservation

PTR_0118.jpg

Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina recently congratulated the community members of Uaxactún, a village in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, for their contributions in conserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Study: Cat Bites Dog

19Dec-23A-Vitbhatti-R-22.39.jpg

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India’s human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it’s not livestock that’s primarily on the menu – it is man’s best friend.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

New Report: Illegal Land Clearing for Commercial Agriculture Responsible for Half of Tropical Deforestation

A comprehensive new analysis released today says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU’s annual fossil fuel-based emissions.

View | Comment