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Flawed Analysis Casts Doubt on Years of Evolution Research

Jellyfish Help Scientists to Fight Food Fraud

Creating Bigger, Better and More Joined-up Habitat Networks

Predicting Disease Outbreaks Using Environmental Changes

From Tree of Life to Web of Life: How Google Images Can Help Ecologists Study Evolution

Biggest Library of Bat Sounds Compiled

The Overlooked Commotion of Particle Motion in the Ocean

Safeguarding Sturgeon: Satellite measurements of ocean color and temperature help researchers predict sturgeon locations

A new tool based on microbial interactions to analyze bipartite networks

Study Finds Black Bears in Yosemite Forage Primarily on Plants and Nuts

Impact of Flooding on Wetlands Measurable via Low-Cost Approach

Animal-eye view of the world revealed with new visual software

‘Bee soup’ could help understand declines and test remedies

New Tool to Assess Effects of Powerful Man-Made Underwater Sounds

What fish ears can tell us about sex, surveillance and sustainability

A Dog’s Nose Knows: The Science is in on Wildlife Sniffer Dogs

Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt

Tea bags as a research tool

Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees

Kinect connects for mangroves research

Notre Dame study reveals that particle size matters for environmental DNA monitoring

Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases

UV-radiation data to help ecological research


Hands off – please! Friendly information signs reduce vandalism on scientific equipment


Tagging aquatic animals can disrupt natural behavior

Spying on snowleopards

Optimal searches help albatrosses find far away prey

The ‘genetics of sand’ may shed new light on evolutionary process over millions of years

Comparing diversity data collected using a protocol designed for volunteers with results from a professional alternative

Analysis of photo-id data allowing for missed matches and individuals identified from opposite sides

Endoscopy as a novel method for assessing endoparasite burdens in free-ranging European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

How safe is mist netting? First large-scale study into bird capture technique evaluates the risks

New technique could help solve mystery of vanishing bees

Living fast but dying older is possible – if you're a sheep

Killing in the name of conservation


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