Study shows that China’s otters are in dramatic decline

A study recently published in the international conservation journal Oryx shows that this charming group of amphibious mammals have undergone a dramatic countrywide decline in China, and are extirpated over much of their former ranges.


Musk Deer poaching in Russia linked to logging roads

Logging roads makes valuable Musk Deer more accessible to poachers, who hunt for the musk gland found in males, a substance that, gram from gram, is more valuable than gold. Find out more from the latest study by Oryx.


Is Palmer Amaranth Developing Traits That Make It Harder to Control?

New research featured in the journal Weed Science, shows “life history” traits may be contributing to crop losses by making Palmer amaranth more aggressive and difficult to control.


Nature’s guide to building submarines

New research published recently in JFM, will help to direct future research on the deployment of sensory arrays that could be used to guide underwater autonomous vehicles.


How do birds fly?

When a bird flaps its wings it generates thrust force which keeps it airborne, but how does this actually work? And how hard and how fast should they flap?


Research Shows the Impact of Invasive Plants Can Linger Long After Eradication

A new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows the impact of weedy invaders can linger for years.


Using habitat connectivity models to save endangered species: a case study for the San Martin titi monkey, in northern Peru

The latest EC Perspectives paper from Environmental Conservation is entitled ‘Rapid conservation assessment for endangered species using habitat connectivity models‘ by Danica Schaffer-Smith, Jennifer J.…


Amino acid utilization by growing pigs

In the coming decades, the world population is expected to increase. This increase will result in a growing demand for food products, especially for animal protein.