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Scientists examine the relative impact of proximity to seed sources

A new research study published in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management tackles an important, unresolved question in the biology of invasive plants. Which is most important to the ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years.

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Study of greater Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success

A recently published study by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oregon State University has confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn by installing wildlife ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas

In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Deep in the weeds: Using eDNA sequencing to survey pondweed diversity

Ecological surveys of biodiversity provide fundamental baseline information on species occurrence and the health of an ecosystem, but can require significant labor and taxonomic expertise to ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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A new earless pygmy toad discovered on one of Angola's most underexplored mountains

A new species of African pygmy toad was discovered during an expedition in 2016 to Angola's second highest peak, the Serra da Neve Inselberg.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Surviving large carnivores have far-reaching impact

Anywhere large-bodied mammalian carnivore species are present, other, smaller carnivores are less likely to occur, according to an international team of researchers that conducted the first ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Wild Cat Conservationist Alan Rabinowitz Dies

The “Indiana Jones of Wildlife Protection” helped established nature preserves around the world.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from The Scientist

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The endangered species list: counting lemurs in Madagascar

Most people are familiar with the endangered species list. Officially known as the IUCN Red List of threatened species, it's coordinated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ...

Fri 3 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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