By gathering data about tides, elevation, and sea-level rise, her models can predict what will happen to tidal marsh habitat in the future, and how that might affect the numbers of saltmarsh and seaside sparrows.
I work hard to incorporate a little bit of outdoor fun into my desk job, so recently I found myself out with the NMDGF crew surveying fish in the Mimbres River.
AmeriCorp stewardship assistant Brittney Cade (front) leads a team of volunteers in planting trees along the Amargosa River.Planting 100,000 trees – and helping birds adapt to climate change – is just the latest chapter in the rich conservation history of the Amargosa.
However, NIWA fisheries scientist Dr Mark Morrison says no research was undertaken at the time of the closure of Separation Point to determine if the fish nurseries were present, nor has there been any since.
Sitting in the Sun. Like most researchers, Barille, a University of Wyoming PhD student, started his project with a question: Why were boreal toad populations in the western portion of Wyoming persisting with chytrid but populations of the same species were crashing in other areas?
“The razorback sucker has been in the Colorado River for millions of years, but recently the river has changed significantly,” says Zach Ahrens, native aquatics biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
NIWA freshwater fish scientist Dr Cindy Baker was part of a team that in 2013 discovered the first spawning site for New Zealand lamprey, where a male and female pair was found to lay their eggs in adhesive clumps on the underside of large boulders.
Today, there’s a new movement afoot known as natural landscaping: using native trees, shrubs, and low plants to add textural diversity to a yard while attracting and benefiting wildlife.
Nicole Sadecky, the biologist tracking them, uses the radios to learn more about the endangered Guyandotte crayfish.Sadecky says the radios had previously proven effective for tracking the non-endangered New River crayfish, which is similarly sized and uses similar habitat.
© Jim Harding Especially galling to wood-turtle managers is that after they’ve painstakingly restored habitat and rebuilt populations, these strongholds become prime targets for poachers.
Schomburgk’s deer antler on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh © Matthew L. Even a dramatic animal like the Schomburgk’s deer vanishes without a trace. Just as with the Schomburgk’s deer, barasingha are vulnerable on their islands.
Join CGS reporter Cara Byington as she learns how these conservation dogs help scientists monitor and protect these rare reptiles in their native prairie habitat.
That same year, Blue Frontiers and the Seasteading Institute signed an “exploratory memorandum of understanding” with the government of French Polynesia to develop the concept of a floating city, described by Quirk as a “start up country,” near the island.
Photo © Lauren Peeler Brice This book is focused on the eastern United States and has everything you need to understand different habitats, restoration, what to plant (and what not to plant), and how to attract specific types of wildlife.
Johns Hopkins University Press has emerged as one of the leading publishers of nature reference guides. The book also includes detailed accounts of all the world’s owl families, plus a checklist of all species.
Dr Morrison is leading a five-year MBIE Endeavour Fund research programme that he hopes will ultimately result in new options to assist in the future management of this species in the Hauraki Gulf and East Northland; as well as juvenile blue cod in the Marlborough Sounds.