Dana Kobilinsky

Birds, insects hitch a ride in hurricanes

Researchers often think about wildlife moving to other areas. Sometimes, biologists do it themselves, carrying out translocations to benefit populations. Other times, species follow optimal habitat as climate and human development change ecosystems. Sometimes, migrating

Conservation News

Pulling animal DNA from thin air

When researcher Elizabeth Clare was charged with exploring how environmental DNA carried in the air could be used to detect mammals, she was surprised by what she found. Nothing. The technique, which looks for traces

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Mapping global threats of biodiversity

Pulling together information on threatened and endangered wildlife, researchers were able to predict which taxa and geographic areas are more likely to face certain threats. This can give conservationists a baseline of where and how