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Pika survival rates dry up with low moisture

In the Pacific Northwest, dry air interacts with low snow conditions to affect pika abundances at different elevations   February 4, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz   Although it has been ranked as the cutest creature in US National Parks, the American pika is tough, at home in loose alpine rocks in windswept mountain…

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Cattle graze open public rangeland in Malheur County, Oregon, east of Steens Mountain. Credit, Greg Shine/BLM.

“Socio-ecological network” finds space for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west

A special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment looks for new solutions to old problems by pooling the knowledge of scientists, ranchers, feds, community groups, and tribes Thursday, 8 February 2018 For Immediate Release Ecological Socitey of America Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL University of Idaho Contact: Phillip Bogdan, 208-885-4155, ude.ohadiunull@nadgobp Tension between the needs of…

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From the community: ESA annual meeting in the news

Last week at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) 95th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, scientists presented research on the foraging behavior of bushbabies, the effects of RoundUp herbicide on amphibians, the benefits of microbial communities inside the human body and the global issues surrounding invasive species, pollution, global warming, elevated nitrogen and hypoxia, among others. Here is just some of the research from ESA’s annual meeting.

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