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Improving ‘silvopastures’ for bird conservation

The adoption of "silvopastures"--incorporating trees into pastureland--can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do...

Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross

Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed albatross...

This monkey can plan out their foraging routes just like a human

They might not have mastered GPS technology, but vervet monkeys can solve multi-destination routes in the same way humans do. A new U of T...

How cheetahs outsmart lions and hyenas

Cheetahs in the Serengeti National Park adopt different strategies while eating to deal with threats from top predators such as lions or hyenas. A...

Fussy eating prevents mongoose family feuds

Mongooses living in large groups develop "specialist" diets so they don't have to fight over food, new research shows. Banded mongooses cooperate closely but are...

Risso’s dolphins plan their dives

Slipping beneath the surface of the water in pursuit of food sets the timer ticking for hungry dolphins; the pressure is on to locate...

Sick bees eat healthier

Dr Lori Lach, Senior Lecturer at JCU, said the study compared the feeding habits of healthy bees to those infected with the gut parasite Nosema...