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Tag: applied ecology

researcher holding a red grouper

Nov 17, 2020

Study Finds Some Sport Fish Are Caught Repeatedly – Which Could Throw Off Population Estimates

Tagged fish are being caught more than anyone thought, which raises fisheries policy questions. 


Aug 24, 2020

Finding Ways to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

For many of us, climate change means more mosquitoes. 

Bumble bee on a sunflower.

May 11, 2020

Bumble Bee Disease, Reproduction Shaped by Flowering Strip Plants

Researchers study the effectiveness of flowering strip plants intended to augment bee foraging habitats. 

sign that says "stay home, save lives"

Apr 21, 2020

Is 6 Feet Enough? Sometimes, Maybe

How do viruses spread? And is six feet really a safe distance? Why? 

Jaime Collazo out birding at Jordan Lake

Apr 17, 2020

Jaime Collazo Recognized With American Ornithological Society Award

Jaime Collazo has been awarded the 2020 Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award from the American Ornithological Society. 

hands covered in flour

Apr 14, 2020

The Great Sourdough Mystery

Scientists are enlisting home bakers to solve age-old mysteries surrounding bread. 

Mar 31, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

There is some fascinating stuff living in your house. We want to see it. 

graphic representation of COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

A Primer On and Conversation About the Biology and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the Virus That Causes COVID-19

Experts discuss the evolution and biology of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

four cats at food bowls

Feb 28, 2020

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study

Cat food turns out to be something of a mystery. 

bee rests on a flower

Jan 29, 2020

Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

Prescribed burns are good news for bee diversity and abundance. 

three scientists with an electrofisher mounted on a small boat

Jan 16, 2020

How Do You Count Fish in a Creek?

How do scientists count fish in the wild? 


Dec 6, 2019

Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma

Where did these ants come from, anyway? 

diver stacks cinderblocks on ocean floor

Oct 1, 2019

Predators and Hidey-Holes Are Good for Reef Fish Populations

Research highlights two factors that play a critical role in supporting reef fish populations. 

Azteca ants entering a hole in a plant surface

Aug 20, 2019

For at Least One Species, Ant Nurseries Are Cleaner Than Human Ones

When it comes to keeping a clean home, humans could learn something from ants. 

bumblebee hovers near flower

Jul 30, 2019

Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature

Children in both rural and urban areas prefer faraway animals to local wildlife.