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In birds, as in people, a bigger group of friends isn’t always better

Researchers have recently discovered that there is a trade-off between having too many friends and having long-lasting friendships.

23 Jan 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Biologists recommend urgent action to protect California spotted owls

New research suggests that wildlife managers may still be able to head off similar problems in critical areas of the Golden State – if they act now.

22 Jan 2020 The Condor: Ornithological Applications

Global study finds predators are most likely to be lost when habitats are converted for human use

The results indicate that the world's ecosystems are being restructured with disproportionate losses at the highest trophic levels (top of the food chain).

21 Jan 2020 Functional Ecology

Female chimps with powerful moms are less likely to leave home

Benefits of mom's support can make it worthwhile to stay, despite the risks of inbreeding.

20 Jan 2020 Current Biology

Bushfire crisis spells trouble for Aussie insects

Insects are critical for a healthy environment.

15 Jan 2020

What keeps couples together

She pampers him, he takes care of the offspring and drives away attackers.

15 Jan 2020 Royal Society Open Science

The wisdom of many nature users can produce a science-equivalent understanding of ecological relationships

Sustainable management of natural resources requires adequate scientific knowledge about complex relationships between human and natural systems.

14 Jan 2020 Nature Sustainability

‘Rewilding’ heals a broken ecosystem

The recovery of large mammals in a Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park brings invasive plants under control.

14 Jan 2020 Nature Ecology & Evolution

Predicting non-native invasions in Antarctica

A new study identifies the non-native species most likely to invade the Antarctic Peninsula region over the next decade.

13 Jan 2020 Global Change Biology

Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

Such changes could have major consequences on how land-based ecosystems function.

13 Jan 2020 Journal of Ecology

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