Tag: native species

August 5, 2020

Australia’s bushfires spell trouble for endangered species

Australia’s recent bushfires have burned habitat for native animal species, 21 of which were already listed as threatened with extinction. Scientists used government data from satellites along with on-the-ground data...

August 20, 2019

Introduced species adapt rapidly to new climate niches

“Introduced species can provide this natural experiment of what happens when you toss species in a completely different climate — can they survive or not?” said John Wiens, a professor...

December 6, 2017

Climate change threats to Hawaiian tree impact birds, too

On the Big Island of Hawaii, hundreds of thousands of ‘ohi’a trees, whose scarlet blooms color the archipelago and sustain many endemic nectar-feeding birds, are swiftly succumbing to a fungal...

American marten
May 11, 2015

Non-Native Species Not All Bad for Newfoundland

The term “non-native species” almost always has a negative connotation, but new research shows that in Newfoundland, some native wildlife might actually benefit from them. In a recently published study...