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Wolves lead, dogs follow -- And both cooperate with humans
The statement is a bold one, especially as wolves have received a lot of negative attention in recent years. (2019-03-14)
Hungry moose more tolerant of wolves' presence
Research in western Wyoming shows that close proximity of wolves does cause moose to move, but not enough to drive them from their preferred habitats -- especially late in the winter. (2019-03-13)
New study informs debate on predator-prey relationships
Experts have shed new light on the relationship between predators and their prey after studying how elk responded to the risk posed by grey wolves in an American national park. (2019-03-07)
Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou
Researchers used motion-triggered cameras to capture photographs of wolves, caribou, and other wildlife species in the Canadian Oil Sands to study the habitat use patterns of these animals and test management strategies aimed at reducing the impacts of the linear developments on caribou. (2019-03-06)
Dingoes should remain a distinct species in Australia
Since the arrival of British settlers over 230 years ago, most Australians have assumed dingoes are a breed of wild dog. (2019-03-05)
Motion cameras more effective than fences and wolf culling at saving caribou
New research suggests there may be more effective and less invasive strategies to reduce the ability of wolves to encounter caribou: motion-triggered cameras capture photographs of wolves, caribou, and other wildlife species in the Canadian Oil Sands to study the habitat use patterns of the animals and test management strategies aimed at reducing the impacts of the linear developments on caribou. (2019-03-05)
Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives
As gray wolves return to Washington state, a new study finds that one species of deer is changing its behavior to spend more time away from roads, at higher elevations and in rockier landscapes. (2019-02-27)
Conserving large carnivores in Alaska requires overhauling state policy
Large carnivore management in Alaska should be based on rigorous science and monitoring of the status and trends of carnivore populations, according to a Perspective article published Jan. (2019-01-15)
'Outdated' management plan increases risks to Alaska's large carnivores
Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and deer is both backward and lacks scientific monitoring. (2019-01-15)
Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey
Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. (2019-01-11)
More young and other traits help mammals adapt to urban environments
Species of mammals that live in urban environments produce more young compared to other mammals. (2018-12-21)
Camera trap study reveals the hidden lives of island carnivores
Researchers placed 160 cameras on 19 of the 22 Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin to see which carnivores were living there. (2018-12-21)
Snowed in: Wolves stay put when it's snowing, study shows
Wolves travel shorter distances and move slower during snowfall events, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. (2018-12-19)
Red wolf DNA found in mysterious Texas canines
Princeton biologists Bridgett vonHoldt and Elizabeth Heppenheimer discovered that a mysterious group of canines spotted on Galveston Island, Texas, share DNA with both coyotes and a captive breeding group of red wolves from North Carolina. (2018-12-18)
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. (2018-12-11)
Princeton geneticist solves long-standing finch beak mystery
Princeton biologist Bridgett vonHoldt is best known for her work with canines, but when she compared the genes of large-beaked Cameroonian finches to those of their smaller-beaked counterparts, she found the answer to a 20-year old mystery: 300,000 base pairs, apparently inherited as a unit, always varied between them, and right in the middle of that genetic sequence was the well-known growth factor, IGF-1. (2018-11-19)
Yellowstone streams recovering thanks to wolf reintroduction
In the first study of its kind, research by Oregon State University scientists shows that the return of large terrestrial carnivores can lead to improved stream structure and function. (2018-11-08)
Hidden costs of disease to greater Yellowstone elk
For decades researchers have known that a bacterial disease in elk, bison and cattle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem causes periodic abortions in these animals and chronic illness in humans drinking infected cow's milk. (2018-10-29)
Rewilding landscapes can help to solve more than one problem
Urbanisation, biodiversity loss, climate change: just some of the worldwide problems 'rewilding' -- i.e. restoring food chains by returning 'missing' species to the landscape -- can help tackle. (2018-10-23)
Letting nature take its course: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park
Since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's ecosystem has become a deeply complex and heterogeneous system, aided by a strategy of minimal human intervention. (2018-10-16)
Dog intelligence 'not exceptional'
People who think dogs are exceptionally intelligent are barking up the wrong tree, new research shows. (2018-10-01)
Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as great whites
These gentle giants, which can grow up to 10 m in length, have been recorded jumping out of the water as high and as fast as great white sharks. (2018-09-20)
Study reveals best available science for predator-livestock coexistence
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Biology reveals certain nonlethal methods are effective for managing predators in agricultural landscapes. (2018-09-18)
Researchers study how wolf predation shapes elk antler evolution
University of Montana researchers and their partners recently published a study in Nature Ecology and Evolution chronicling an evolutionary tie between wolves and when bull elk shed their antlers. (2018-09-04)
Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators
The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park. (2018-08-30)
Martens recolonized Isle Royale in the '90s, showing island's dynamism
In a new study, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers collaborating with the National Park Service, traced the recolonization by martens of Isle Royale in Lake Superior to martens likely arriving in the 1990s, solving a mystery and showing the island's dynamism. (2018-08-23)
Surviving large carnivores have far-reaching impact
Anywhere large-bodied mammalian carnivore species are present, other, smaller carnivores are less likely to occur, according to an international team of researchers that conducted the first global assessment of carnivore interactions using camera trap data. (2018-08-08)
Public support for Endangered Species Act is widespread
The Endangered Species Act is portrayed -- by critics of the law, often by the media, and sometimes by conservation professionals -- as increasingly controversial, partly due to the protection of species such as wolves and spotted owls. (2018-07-23)
Rhino sperm from the cold
A new mixture of cryoprotectives allows for an unprecedented high motility of frozen rhinoceros sperm after thawing, report scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, Germany. (2018-07-11)
First dogs in the Americas arrived from Siberia, disappeared after European contact
A study reported in the journal Science offers an enhanced view of the origins and ultimate fate of the first dogs in the Americas. (2018-07-05)
What makes dogs man's best friend?
Working with ancient dog DNA and DNA from village dogs, University of Michigan researchers find new genetic sites linked to common domestication traits--genes that are also responsible for rare genetic syndromes in humans. (2018-06-27)
Lynxes in danger
A new study suggests that humans are putting pressure on the population of these big cats in the Germany-Czech Republic-Austria border area. (2018-06-26)
UA genetics research verifies purity of the Mexican wolf
Researchers used the latest in genomic technologies to determine whether the endangered Mexican wolf had hybridized with domestic dogs. (2018-06-26)
Yellowstone's 'landscape of fear' not so scary after all
After wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, some scientists thought the large predator reestablished a 'landscape of fear' that caused elk, the wolf's main prey, to avoid risky places where wolves killed them. (2018-06-22)
Researchers engineer bacteria to exhibit stochastic Turing patterns
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University has brought science one step closer to a molecular-level understanding of how patterns form in living tissue. (2018-06-21)
Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland
Research, led by the University of Sussex and the University of Kent, indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve. (2018-06-13)
How to achieve a peaceful coexistence between wolves and humans
The persecution of wolves in order to remove them from human settlements has culminated in their near-disappearance in numerous European countries, like Spain and Sweden. (2018-06-01)
How coyotes conquered the continent
Using museum specimens and fossil records, researchers have produced a comprehensive (and unprecedented) range history of coyotes that can help reveal the ecology of predation as well as evolution through hybridization. (2018-05-22)
Amazonian 'lookout' birds help other species live in dangerous neighborhoods
Usually, birds of a feather flock together -- but in the Amazon, some flocks feature dozens of species of all shapes and colors. (2018-05-22)
After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's longest predator-prey study
The 2018 report is out: two wolves, almost 1,500 moose and an ecosystem in transition. (2018-05-17)
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