• Life in the Ever-Expanding Desert

    What is a desert? How do animals and plants even survive in deserts? What can we do to survive in the desert as it gets increasingly drier?

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  • Move Over Wolves, it’s Time for Cougars and Donkeys

    Today’s paper sheds light on a novel, emerging trophic cascade involving cougars and feral donkeys.

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  • Of Bats and Turbines

    Wind turbines are a constant source of controversy. There have been a plethora of studies just in the last two years focussing on the impact of the turbines on birds. Yet furrier fliers often get overlooked, and it should come as no surprise that wind turbines can be a large source of mortality for bats as well. This paper looks at whether bats can adapt their behaviour to avoid the turbine.

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  • Are The Current Heatwaves The New Norm For Europe?

    This week has seen Europe hit by heatwaves of an intensity that would have seemed more at home in the USA’s dust bowl or Australia’s Great Red Centre. Fires have raged across Spain and France, people have been evacuated from and lost their homes, and thousands have died as temperatures seared great swathes of the continent. Is this the new norm?

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  • A role for biotic interactions in limiting species’ range limits

    Today’s paper provides a robust and general test of the importance of biotic factors in limit species’ range limits.

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  • Fishy Families

    The reproductive strategies of fish are far more complex than you’d probably expect, and are much more varied than other animals. With so many species sharing the same spaces, some species have found different strategies to survive and reproduce, like hiding their offspring somewhere unusual or carrying them around in the parent’s mouth in order to keep the offspring safer for a longer portion of their development.

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  • Where Did It Come From, Where Did It Go: The Digital Future of Fisheries

    Sometimes it is hard to look at the future with optimism. We seem to be facing crises in every facet of life, be it the humanitarian, environmental or economic side.

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Current Issues

Are The Current Heatwaves The New Norm For Europe?

This week has seen Europe hit by heatwaves of an intensity that would have seemed more at home in the USA’s dust bowl or Australia’s Great Red Centre. Fires have raged across Spain and France, people have been evacuated from and lost their homes, and thousands have died as temperatures seared great swathes of the continent. Is this the new norm?

Fishy Families

The reproductive strategies of fish are far more complex than you’d probably expect, and are much more varied than other animals. With so many species sharing the same spaces, some species have found different strategies to survive and reproduce, like hiding their offspring somewhere unusual or carrying them around in the parent’s mouth in order to keep the offspring safer for a longer portion of their development.

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