Tag Archives: Ecology

The Problem When Once-Endangered Animals Become Too Plentiful | TakePart

… the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution makes the same point, minus the whiskey, and also proposes an agenda for dealing with the almost miraculous—but sometimes complicated—transformation of once-endangered species into commonplace neighbors. Let’s start with a few of the success stories. “In the nineteenth century,” the University of Vermont’s Joe Roman and his coauthors report, “the elephant seal was hunted so intensively in the North Pacific that it was presumed extinct,” …

Critically endangered species should be left to breed in the wild

From Phys.org/news | June 4, 2015 Some near-extinct species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Captive breeding programmes offer a last resort to guard against extinction of critically endangered species such as Sumatran tigers and Arabian oryx. But a new study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows more should be done to prevent extinction in the wild. Lead researcher Dr …

Biology: Conservation and the search for the ‘last unicorn’ | The Columbus Dispatch

By Steve Rissing, Biology Professor at Ohio State University | April 12, 2015 I encourage new graduate students in Ecology to study species that are easy to find in the field. Spend your time looking at them, I say, not for them. Author/conservationist William deBuys chose the opposite path. His new book The Last Unicorn chronicles his three-week trek through a vast and remote wilderness area in Southeast Asia. His group never got to see — much less study — the critically endangered forest …

New perspectives on how ecological communities are assembled | MSUToday | Michigan State University

From Michigan State University – Environment + Science & Technology | April 21, 2015 What do you get when you combine a professor who literally wrote the book on community Ecology and another who has more than 40 years experience as a leader in the field of evolutionary biology? You get a new way to look at how organisms of all sorts interact and evolve to form ecological communities. Two Michigan State University professors published their results in the current issue of Trends in …

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