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OSU researchers prove fish-friendly detection method to be more sensitive than electrofishing

Scientists at Oregon State University have found that sampling stream water for evidence of the presence of various species using environmental DNA, known as eDNA, can be more accurate than electrofishing, without disrupting the fish.

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Eutrophication turns aquatic omnivores into vegetarians

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that the feeding behavior of several invertebrate animals in aquatic food webs is drastically changed by increasing inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus into surface waters.

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Dead Trees Fuel Wildfire Severity in Sierra Nevada

UC Davis scientists found that the presence of recently dead trees on the landscape was a driver of wildfire severity for two large fires that occurred toward the end of the drought and documents the important role recently dead trees can play in exacerbating fire severity.

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