Waiting to be discovered for more than 100 years—new species of bush crickets
Museums of Natural History are an important source of evidences of existing variety and diversity of animal species. Many species lie on shelf, waiting for years and years to be discovered. A new study published ...
Animal populations counted using satellites for the first time
Thanks to satellite images with very high resolution, it is now possible to perform fairly accurate counts of animal populations. Researchers at the University of Twente demonstrated this in the open savannah ...
Behavioral ecologist studies beetle charisma
What attracts partners to each other? Is it a flashy car? A bright, colorful outfit? And how do these preferences ultimately affect the evolution and diversity of a species over time?
Snack attack: Bears munch on ants and help plants grow
Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears' diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.
Pumas in populated areas kill more and eat less
Female pumas in areas with a high density of housing kill more deer but eat less of the carcasses than those in areas with little housing, finds a study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.