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Wildlife in the ‘slow lanes’

An associate professor of landscape and fire ecology at Oregon State University, Meg Krawchuk tries to remain hyper-aware of fire patterns wherever she goes. As a fire ecologist, one of the things she says she

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Inbreeding threatens northern spotted owls

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) face plenty of external threats, including habitat loss, deforestation and competition from invasive barred owls (Strix varia). They also face threats from inbreeding, according to new research. “A lot