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A big picture for the big island

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A big picture for the big island

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology provides a range of options to protect and restore Hawaii's valuable marine ecosystems for the future.

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

Journal of Animal Ecology published a Special Feature with 18 research articles investigating the ecology of host–microbe interactions.

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

A new study of the Amazon rainforest examines what happens to plants if their seed dispersers are no longer present.

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

In California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, wildfire management can devastate wild bird populations and fire-risk reduction is only temporary.

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting approaches.

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

Food web supporting wildlife would appear very different without the nutrients supplied by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

A new study in the Journal of Ecology reveals a number of plants that were not previously known to be part of the diet of waterbirds.

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

Density trends and demographic signals uncover the long-term impact of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

Beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer.

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

Livestock grazing alongside wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease.

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

Low impact farming methods benefit both pollinators and açaí fruit production.

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Study reveals long-time scale of recovery for marine sea fans and other species

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Study reveals long-time scale of recovery for marine sea fans and other species

Pink seafans, Ross corals and white sea squirts could take up to 20 years to recover after an area of the seabed was closed to scallop dredging.

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Protecting piping plovers

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Protecting piping plovers

Without considering a growing predator population, counting methods may not accurately predict future plover population sizes.

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

ZSL-led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalise on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss.

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

Immediate conservation activities could secure habitats in South America’s largest tropical dry forest

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