Conservation News

Counting seals from space

Volunteer scientists have helped researchers obtain a baseline count of Weddell seals in Antarctica using satellite images. The number of seals they counted is just a fraction of previous estimates, but researchers say the difference

Dana Kobilinsky

Warmer weather means duller dragonflies

As climates warm, many dragonfly species are losing dark pigmentations that attract more heat—but may also attract more mates Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have known that organisms adapt to living in different

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Community scientists help monitor insects

Volunteer community scientists are monitoring the abundance of dragonflies and damselflies in an effort that will help scientists track insect declines around the world. Scientists, who published their research recently in BioScience, hope the initiative

Conservation News

Bird numbers change with the weather

Climate change — and the frequent and intense extreme weather it can bring —  influences some birds differently than others. In a study published in Global Change Biology, researchers tapped into a wealth of bird

Joshua Rapp Learn

Getting an early warning on invasive species

Environmental DNA samples and citizen science tools can provide wildlife managers early warnings about invasive species on the landscape. “Complete eradication of an invasive is unlikely after it’s well established and widespread,” said Eric Larson,