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Bat Outside Blanchard Springs Caverns Tests Positive for White-Nose Syndrome

A bat found dead outside an entrance to Blanchard Springs Caverns has tested positive for white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease deadly to bats. The tri-colored bat was sent to the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish
03-28-2014

Excessive Deer Populations Hurt Native Plant Biodiversity

Too much garlic mustard in your neighborhood forest? Actually, the problem may be too many deer.

A research team led by Susan Kalisz, professor of evolutionary ecology in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biological Sciences, took a…[more]

University of Pittsburgh


03-13-2014

Winter Fish Kills Are No Cause for Alarm

The sun comes out and the temperature climbs bravely into the 40s. You shake off cabin fever with a stroll around a lake or pond and through the neighborhood. Birds are singing and the fish in the pond are… dead!…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
03-06-2014

Bird in the City

While urbanization is hurting overall biodiversity, certain birds and plants thrive in cities, an international team of researchers has found.

Charles Nilon, professor of fisheries and wildlife at the School of Natural Resources, University of…[more]

By Randy Mertens
02-20-2014

Oklahoma Back Bear Population Monitored

Oklahomans are welcoming a break from the frigid conditions that swept the state recently. No one likes to be cooped up, but inside and away from the freezing temperatures is the only way to go.

For some wildlife,…[more]

By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State
02-20-2014

MDC Urges Pet Owners to be Watchful of Coyotes This Time of Year

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) officials say it’s important this time of year to be especially vigilant of pets in areas where coyotes are known to live.

Unlike many other kinds of wildlife, coyotes adapt particularly well around…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation
02-13-2014

Citizen-Science Project from Your Own Backyard

Everyone has heard the old adage that fingers alone are weak, but when they make a fist, they become a solid, strong unit. Such is the case, too, when applied to research conducted through the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).…[more]

By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State
02-13-2014

Cold Weather Provides Bird Watching Opportunities

Birds of a feather flock together. And, when it is cold out, some species in Oklahoma will bunch together, providing some unique bird watching opportunities.

“The recent cold snaps much of the state has endured this winter have…[more]

By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State
02-10-2014

Researchers Trace Bat Killer’s Path

As North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million, University of Akron scientists reveal new clues about their killer, White Nose Syndrome, or WNS. The UA researchers reveal that the deadly WNS fungus can likely survive in caves…[more]

University of Akron


02-05-2014

Single Gene Separates Queen from Workers

Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.

A team of scientists from Michigan State University and Wayne State University unraveled the gene’s inner workings and published the results in…[more]

Michigan State University


02-05-2014
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