Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin: report
Canada's Mackenzie River basin—among the world's most important major ecosystems—is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation, a panel ...
No early birds getting the worms: York U study finds songbirds risk missing peak food supply
A mismatch between the departure schedules of songbirds and higher spring temperatures at their breeding sites is putting them at risk, according to a new study out of York University.
Migration patterns reveal much about US population, research finds
(Phys.org) —The drop of Detroit's population is well documented, but a Michigan Technological University researcher says there is a surprising kernel of information in the decline.
Stone artifacts unearthed from the early Paleolithic site of Danjiangkou reservoir area, China
Danjiangkou reservoir is located in the northwest of Hubei Province and southwest of Henan Province at the headwaters area of the Middle Route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project. In 1994 and 2004, ...
Serengeti road divides biologists: Will a road across the northern tier of Serengeti National Park ruin it?
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania may be the most iconic national park in the world. Here, lions, leopards, elephants, hippos and giraffes wander free. Rivers of wildebeests, zebra and Thompson's gazelles ...
Corruption influences migration of skilled workers
Countries that have higher levels of corruption struggle to attract and retain skilled workers report the authors of a new study published in EMBO reports.
X-ray tomography on a living frog embryo
Classical X-ray radiographs provide information about internal, absorptive structures of organisms such as bones. Alternatively, X-rays can also image soft tissues throughout early embryonic development of ...
The Mexican children of immigrants program: Interpreting the numbers
Language barriers, fear of deportation, and community prejudice are problems often faced by Mexican immigrants that contribute to dramatic disparities in health and well-being between immigrants and the native-born U.S. population. ...
Genes show one big European family
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
Scientists use satellites, underwater robot to study Atlantic sturgeon migrations
(Phys.org) —More than a century ago, an estimated 180,000 female Atlantic sturgeon arrived from the coast in the spring to spawn in the Delaware River and fishermen sought their caviar as a lucrative export ...
Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds
Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds, researchers warned Monday.
Study reveals behavior of seabirds during migration
The behaviour of seabirds during migration – including patterns of foraging, rest and flight – has been revealed in new detail using novel computational analyses and tracking technologies.
Doctoral student sheds light on Asian bird's migration patterns
(Phys.org) —An Arizona State University biologist and her team have found that the Asian subspecies of great bustard, one of the heaviest birds capable of flight, covers migratory routes of more than 2,000 ...
No map, no problems for monarchs
Monarch butterflies have long been admired for their sense of direction, as they migrate from Canada and the United States to Mexico. According to new findings from a team of scientists, including researchers ...