Geographical Location: Western

December 18, 2015

Entomologist Describes 74 New Volcano Beetle Species

To find 74 new species of beetles, you need to go through an experience. For Jim Liebherrr, this meant flying in a helicopter to the remote rainforests on the slopes...

October 27, 2015

Invasive Plant Makes Hard Work for Small Predators

An invasive beach dune grass that provides safe harbor for rodents may be making life more difficult for small predators in some Northern California coastal ecosystems. Previous studies show that...

October 26, 2015

Western Section to Hold Longest-Running Workshop in January

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will celebrate the 46th anniversary of its oldest-running workshop in January when it hosts the Natural Resources Communication Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Department...

October 2, 2015

Hard Work in Paradise: A Profile of a Midway Atoll Biologist

It was the middle of a traditional ceremony to maintain cultural ties to a tiny atoll, which sits on the northwest of the Hawaiian archipelago about a third of the...

September 8, 2015

Hummingbirds Benefit From Nesting Near Hawks

When it comes to their relationships with hawks, it may benefit hummingbirds to be taken under their wing. Researchers conducted a study that found that hummingbirds can benefit from protection...

August 27, 2015

Hawaiian Monk Seals Gain Critical Habitat Protection

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) now have a better chance to revive their population thanks to an increase in almost 7,000 square miles of designated critical habitat. The...

August 18, 2015

Hawaii’s Invertebrates Dwindling Fast

Hawaii was once known for its diversity in colorful plants and assorted wildlife. However, in recent decades researchers have noted extreme losses and have even deemed the islands the “extinction...

White breasted nuthatch
July 23, 2015

Why Environment Matters With Songbird Genes

Similar kinds of habitats may be more important than geographic proximity when it comes to finding which birds are of a genetic feather. A new study examining white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta...

July 2, 2015

Wildlife Services Assists AZTWS with Techniques Workshop

The Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) hosted the fifth annual Wildlife Techniques Workshop in late April at the Horseshoe Ranch, located about 55 miles north of Phoenix, AZ....

Hoary bat
June 25, 2015

Researchers Trace Hawaiian Hoary Bat Origins

A new discovery related to Hawaii’s only living native land mammal might mean some revisions regarding how it’s protected under the Endangered Species Act. In a recent study published in...