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Bright light bars big-eyed birds from human-altered landscapes

New research shows the glaring light in human-altered landscapes, such as livestock pastures and crop fields, can act as a barrier to big-eyed birds, potentially contributing to their decline.

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A Watershed Study for Wetland Restoration

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory developed a predictive framework of ecological indicators and analyses for estuarine–tidal river research and management.

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Driven by climate, more frequent, severe wildfires in Cascade Range reshape forests

New research from Portland State University found that while increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in the structure and composition of Pacific Northwest forests, the new landscapes are likely to be more resilient to projected upward trends in future fire activity and climate conditions.

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Deforestation squeezes top predators in forest streams

A team of researchers led by Imperial College London and the National University of Singapore studied 19 streams in Borneo, in an area with a variety of land uses, and found that top predators were disproportionally affected by deforestation, with fewer predator links in the food chain in oil palm plantation streams.

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Biology Graduate Student Publishes in Ecology

Biology graduate student Alexandra Gulick, with co-authors from the National Park Service and the UF Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, recently published a paper in Ecology. Results of the study show that grazing by recovering green turtle populations stimulates seagrass productivity, and that grazing intensity has a relevant role in regulating the productivity of Caribbean seagrass meadows.

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