Photo spotlight: The Impala of Kafue National Park
Mar27

Photo spotlight: The Impala of Kafue National Park

Sometimes, field work can simply take your breath away. A vigilant herd of impala early in the morning in Kafue National Park, Zambia. This herd was photographed by one of the Zambian Carnivore Programme’s long time field ecologists, Carolyn Sanguinetti, while conducting ground-based distance sampling surveys used to estimate species’ density and distribution throughout the park. This photo highlights an open miombo...

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Which way should you point your nest?
Mar13

Which way should you point your nest?

If you are a bird that builds enclosed nests, the direction of the entrance to your home could determine your comfort level, especially when raising babies.

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Knoxville Workshop: Building communications and policy engagement skills
Mar03

Knoxville Workshop: Building communications and policy engagement skills

On February 3rd, the 2020 ESA Communicating Science Workshop was hosted in Knoxville, TN Last month, participants from across the southeastern US practiced their messaging and engagement skills in a day-long Communicating Science Workshop at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The workshop on February 3rd was co-hosted by ESA’s Public Affairs Office, the ESA Southeastern Member Chapter, and the National Institute for Mathematical...

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Caught on camera, pollinating opossums confirm decades-long theory
Feb12

Caught on camera, pollinating opossums confirm decades-long theory

New footage of nocturnal pollination of plants by opossums brings light to unpublished research nearly thirty years old In Brazil there is a plant so strange that researchers predicted – and 27 years later, proved – that opossums are key to its pollination. The findings are published in the Ecological Society of America’s journal Ecology. The plant Scybalium fungiforme, a little-known fungus-like species of the family Balanophoraceae,...

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ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources
Jan10

ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, multiple approaches for understanding and mitigation are needed...

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