Tag: storms

January 26, 2022

Birds, insects hitch a ride in hurricanes

Researchers often think about wildlife moving to other areas. Sometimes, biologists do it themselves, carrying out translocations to benefit populations. Other times, species follow optimal habitat as climate and human...

August 6, 2018

Which lizards can weather storms?

Long, strong back legs don’t help lizards survive storms such as Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, according to new research. For the first time, researchers looked at how physical characteristics...

March 6, 2018

Listening to wildlife reveals ecosystem changes after hurricanes

When Ben Gottesman and his colleagues from Purdue University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up acoustic sensors in Puerto Rico, they wanted to see how acoustic signatures...