Geographical Location: Northeastern

March 31, 2017

Wildlife may suffer from longer transition into spring

Marked by the increased availability of light, the vernal window is the time between the end of winter and the beginning of the growing season. Now research suggests that the...

March 30, 2017

Targeting hosts to stop the spread of ticks

Improvements to bait boxes — a tool used to kill ticks on mice and chipmunks — can successfully lower the prevalence of ticks in the rodents, according to new research....

March 1, 2017

Announcing the March/April issue of
The Wildlife Professional

A growing number of fungal diseases are affecting wildlife in North America and around the world. This issue of The Wildlife Professional looks at the wave of fungal disease taking...

February 23, 2017

New England Chapter meeting to focus on wildlife careers

The New England Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Spring Business Meeting and Workshop will be held on March 13, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in conjunction with the...

February 21, 2017

JWM study: Where Maine’s montane amphibians breed

In the mountains of Maine, where spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) and wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) breed in temporary vernal pools, they depend most on ponds that stay wet for longer...

February 1, 2017

Student Research project: Drought lowers squirrel numbers

Over the course of one year, an American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) population in Maine dropped significantly, likely a result of drought, according to new research presented at the TWS...

December 22, 2016

Project SNOWstorm celebrates third anniversary

Project SNOWstorm, a study aimed at tagging and tracking snowy owls (Bubo scandiacus) to learn more about the species and its movement, recently celebrated its third anniversary. The project, which...

December 21, 2016

The 2016 TWS Annual Conference: A student’s perspective

As many of you likely know, this year’s Annual Conference for The Wildlife Society was held in Raleigh, NC from October 15-19. The University of Maine sent five undergraduates, and...

December 20, 2016

Are little brown bats developing resistance to white-nose syndrome?

In New York — the first state where the deadly white-nose syndrome was detected in 2006 — biologists recently made a surprising observation: some small populations of the little brown...

December 19, 2016

Annual bear hunt manages population while facing controversy

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) faces public controversy while managing one of the densest populations of black bears (Ursus americanus) in the...