High-resolution mapping produces ecological data
Beyond simple topographic data, high-resolution digital elevation models can provide estimates for a diverse range of ecological variables. But as shown in a recent study, higher resolution models do not always provide more ...
'Bee soup' could help understand declines and test remedies
It may sound counter-intuitive, but crushing up bees into a 'DNA soup' could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline - according to University of East Anglia scientists.
Mitochondrial metagenomics: How '-omics' is saving wild bees
Mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) database demonstrated its great value on detecting wild bees in UK farms via mitochondrial metagenomics pipeline, a new approach developed by scientists from the China National Genebank (CNGB), ...
New tool will measure impact of man-made noise on sea-mammals
A team of scientists from the University of St Andrews has developed a new computer modelling tool for assessing the impact of noise from human disturbance, such as offshore wind development, on marine mammal populations.
What fish ears can tell us about sex, surveillance and sustainability
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found a way to pry into the private lives of fish - by looking in their ears.
Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt, calls for new approach
Flaws in a method commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, a new study suggests.
Laser scanning accurately 'weighs' trees
A terrestrial laser scanning technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre is more accurate in determining the biomass of trees and carbon stocks in forests than current methods, according ...
New method to assess hormone metabolite concentrations in wildlife research
Measuring hormone metabolites in urine and faeces are essential for studies in wildlife conservation. Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) developed a new method with which they ...
New technique may help assess how plastic pollution impacts wildlife
By swabbing oil from a gland located at the end of a seabird's tail and analyzing the sample with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, researchers have developed a way to measure wildlife's exposure to plastics.
Study reveals that particle size matters for environmental DNA monitoring
(Phys.org) —University of Notre Dame scientists have now published the first detailed investigation of just how small (or big) environmental DNA, or eDNA, particles really are, and their results provide important guidance ...