Geographical Location: Southwest

March 17, 2023

TWS2022: Do cougars use artificial water sources to ambush prey?

Researchers tracked big cats in New Mexico and Arizona to learn more about predation patterns

March 9, 2023

Rising oryx numbers may distress New Mexico ecosystem

South African ungulates introduced decades ago have expanded exponentially in Chihuahuan Desert

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

Chemicals from oil sands could hinder frog development

Frogs experience developmental abnormalities and decreased survival

August 29, 2022

Ocelot work earns Lindsay Martinez a Labisky Fellowship

As Lindsay Martinez researches ocelot recovery in South Texas, she’s looking at more than the landscape of thornscrub that the endangered cat often inhabits. Working with the East Foundation, she’s...

August 26, 2022

Rare sea turtles make surprise appearances

For the first time in 75 years, biologists have spotted sea turtle hatchlings in Louisiana. The Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) hatchlings were found in the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, located...

August 4, 2022

WSB: Hurricanes affect wild turkey survival, movement

Throughout the duration of a hurricane, wild turkey mortality likely increases, and the fowl may use their ranges differently. David Moscicki, a TWS member and graduate research associate in wildlife...

July 18, 2022

Researchers uncover two new species of scrub jay

A study finds that two groups of scrub jays—one in Mexico and one in Texas—deserve status as independent species. According to the paper, appearing in Systematic Biology, genetic sequencing collected...

June 30, 2022

Red wolf ‘ghost’ genes linger in coyote descendants

Red wolves haven’t roamed the marshes of southwestern Louisiana for 40 years, but their genetic “ghosts” remain there in the DNA of coyotes whose ancestors mated with them, researchers say....

June 16, 2022

Report supports COVID-19 originating with a virus in bats

Researchers continue to point to COVID-19 likely originating in a virus carried by bats before it spilled over into an animal at a wildlife market and eventually to humans. In...