Study says beavers use scent to detect when trespassers could be a threat
For territorial animals, such as beavers, "owning" a territory ensures access to food, mates and nest sites. Defending that territory can involve fights which cause injury or death. How does an animal decide ...
Busy beavers give Canada geese a lift, study shows
A new University of Alberta study shows that busy beavers are helping Canada geese get an earlier start when the birds fly home and begin spring nesting.
Yellowstone ecosystem needs wolves and willows, elk and... beavers?
(Phys.org)—Wolves and Yellowstone. In the public mind, and in nature, the two are inextricably linked. Now, it turns out, they aren't alone on the ecological dance floor.
Do beavers benefit Scottish wild salmon?
Reintroduced European beavers could have an overall positive impact on wild salmon populations in Scotland, according to a study by the University of Southampton.
Officials say beaver teeth are 7 million years old
(AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management says a fossil found by employees on federal land represents the earliest record of living beavers in North America.
Beaver dam partly contains Canada oil spill
An oil spill near the native village of Little Buffalo in Canada's Alberta province was partly contained by a beaver dam, a provincial environment official said Wednesday.
The ecosystem engineer: Research looks at beavers' role in river restoration
When engineers restore rivers, one Kansas State University professor hopes they'll keep a smaller engineer in mind: the North American beaver.
World's biggest beaver dam discovered in northern Canada
A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam in a remote area of northern Alberta, an animal-made structure so large it is visible from space.
Shifting Baselines Confound River Restoration
Steep reductions in the abundance of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic fauna in recent centuries are not restricted to animals that live in the sea: historical records show that species in rivers and lakes worldwide also ...
Scientist discovers beavers building prime salmon habitat in Skagit Delta
As sometimes happens with science, Greg Hood went looking for one thing, and found something else: tidal beavers.