A top Dutch scientist heading a team which created a mutant killer flu virus Wednesday said the threat to global biosecurity is being overplayed, even if full research results are published.
(PhysOrg.com) -- San Francisco Bay's tidal marshes may face a grave threat from sea level rise in the next century, according to a new study published by a group of scientists, including Professor of Biology Tom Parker.
Creatures on Earth have annual cycles consisting of life history stages of breeding, moult and migration. For some, moon cycles influence their periodic behavior, particularly in the case of birds. New research from Université ...
If you were minded to run a marathon, you probably wouldn't attempt it without any training whatsoever. Yet, scientists have discovered that this is exactly what barnacle geese do before they set off on their epic migrations.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Individual Atlantic puffins 'scout out' their own migration routes rather than relying on genetic programming or learning routes from a parent, a new study suggests.
Until recently, migration patterns, such as those adopted by birds all across the Amazonian rainforest, have not been thought to play an important role in the spreading of beneficial genes through a population.
(PhysOrg.com) -- As any resident of upstate New York will tell you, the red-tailed hawk is the most common hawk in North America. Often seen perched on light and telephone poles along major highways, this majestic animal ...
Sex or nice weather. That's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study.
New York's lit-up skyline, which brightens the nocturnal cityscape delighting residents and tourists alike, is a menace to migrating birds, say ornithologists calling for the lights to be dimmed.