Liberals favour science books related to purer topics like biology and physics; conservatives favour applied topics like medicine. By Alex Fradera
Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer By Megan M. Draheim, Lecturer in Conservation Biology and Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Virginia Tech. Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Few Americans probably know that their tax dollars...
Let's all meditate on the latest baby boom over at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]
The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues.
Seven different endangered species born so far at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
(American Institute of Biological Sciences) The BioScience Talks podcast (http://bioscience.libsyn.com) features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences.
(Harvard University) The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Harvard Forest found in a new study published today in Global Change Biology.
(American Institute of Biological Sciences) The endocrine system is the set of glands that release hormones directly to the blood. Through the monitoring of endocrine responses, the field of conservation endocrinology can make contributions to conservation planning and the understanding of species' adaptations.
Environmental DNA helps biologists track rare, elusive species. It could usher in a revolution for conservation biology
(Experimental Biology 2017) Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts...
The number of cheetahs in captivity is beginning to swell, thanks to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. In the wild, the population of the world's fastest animal is nearing extinction. Chip Reid reports on the efforts to stop the big cat from vanishing.
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute needs your help in naming five of the 10 cubs born in its research center
Two cheetahs, a mother and daughter, gave birth to large litters in the same week at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, an adjunct of the National Zoo. One was a litter of five; the other cheetah gave birth to seven cubs, but the smallest two did not survive. Show More Summary
The ongoing recovery of the black-footed ferret is one of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's most successful conservation efforts.
12 cheetah cubs were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute between March 23-28, and 10 of them survived. [ more › ]
Tomsk State University biologists have developed a technology for obtaining cell cultures with a high content of a number of biologically active substances (BAS). It is important for pharmaceuticals, and will also help to conserve endangered species of medicinal plants.
In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded.
(Zoological Society of San Diego) According to a study published in Biological Conservation, an international peer-reviewed journal in the discipline of conservation biology, personality traits may play a large part in the mating behaviors...Show More Summary
The tracking tags utilized by conservationists are now being used by poachers to kill the endangered animals they're meant to save, according to a new report published in Conservation Biology. Scientists use tags equipped with GPS or radio transmitters to study animals' behavior, migration, and more. The technology has been...
Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, lays out the plan to...Show More Summary