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February 02, 2015

Addressing Feral Cats' Diet May Help Protect Native Species

Because reducing the impacts of feral cats—domestic cats that have returned to the wild—is a priority for conservation efforts across the globe, a research team recently reviewed the animals’ diet across Australia and its territorial islands to help consider how they might best be managed.

December 15, 2014

How Blood Parasites Colonize and Persist in Small Island Bird Populations

A new study highlights the complex factors at play for parasites that infect animal populations residing on small islands. The findings are important for understanding colonization and extinction as drivers of island biogeography.

October 06, 2014

Invading Crabs Could Threaten Life in the Antarctic

Life on the Antarctic sea floor is under threat from crabs that could invade the area thanks to favorable conditions as a result of global warming, researchers warn.

May 19, 2014

Citizen Scientists Map the Flyways of North American Birds

New research in the Journal of Biogeography uses citizen science to explore America's flyways

May 06, 2014

How Have Changing Sea-Levels Influenced Evolution on the Galapagos Islands?

new research shows that the islands’ own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the Galapagos Islands' native species.

7:00 PM EST February 21, 2013

Satellite Imagery Provides Full Picture of Forest Cover in Africa’s Dry Zones

From: Journal of Biogeography

November 09, 2010

Mountain Ranges May Act as ‘Safe Haven’ for Species Facing Climate Change

Swiss researchers studying the projected effects of climate change on alpine plant species have discovered that mountain ranges may represent a ‘safer’ place to live during changing climate conditions. The research, published in the Journal of Biogeography, finds that the habitat diversity of mountain ranges offer species ‘refuge habitats’ which may be important for conservation.

July 22, 2010

Not Enough Hours in the Day for Endangered Apes

Rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns have strong effects on ape behaviour, distribution and survival, pushing them even further to the brink of extinction, reports the Journal of Biogeography