Device enables researchers to easily track elusive insects

With some home security software and a little ingenuity, researchers have developed an inexpensive device that will allow them to study the behavior and activity of insects in regions of the world where they're most diverse.

Helping smooth New Zealand sea lions' road home

Majestic flippers instead of legs put the "sea" in sea lions, yet in New Zealand, the endangered beasts are dragging their bulky way back to forests and back yards in a story of conservation success and complicated opportunities.

Determining where the wild bears are

Large land animals have a significant impact on the ecology and biodiversity of the areas they inhabit and traverse. If, for example, the routes and stopping places of cattle, horses, sheep, and also those of wolves or bears ...

Museum collections predict species abundance in the wild

Museum collections of plants and critters—small mammals, fish, insects and amphibians—are a good reflection of most species' relative abundance in the wild, finds a surprising new study by University of Vermont researchers ...

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