Area of Focus: Habitat Ecology

March 6, 2023

Severely burned areas benefit southern Appalachians birds

Their diversity and overall numbers climbed after a 2016 wildfire

February 28, 2023

Removing beaver dams to protect massive brook trout

Wildlife Services worked to remove beaver dams to improve habitats for massive coaster brook trout

February 27, 2023

Wild Cam: Where do sloth bears den?

Female sloth bears may sometimes take risks to gain access to better resources

February 17, 2023

When plague wiped out prairie dogs, the entire ecosystem changed

The loss of prairie dogs influenced vegetation and other wildlife

February 9, 2023

WSB: Harassing geese may not keep them away

In Chicago, geese just went to the park for a while

February 8, 2023

Wild Cam: How does injury affect moose movement patterns?

Researchers captured videos of injured moose using game trails in northern British Columbia

February 8, 2023

Disagreements dog next steps for mountain lion P-22

Biologists want tissue samples; some Tribal representatives want it buried intact

February 3, 2023

In California, some songbirds face climate challenges

Precipitation and warm temperatures can cause reproductive issues for cavity-nesting songbirds

February 2, 2023

JWM: Many herps in SW U.S. may lose a fifth of habitat to climate change

Climate change will likely affect reptiles and amphibians that don’t disperse far

February 1, 2023

Human footprint has changed Colombian bird distributions

Forest-dwelling species in the country seemed increasingly impacted