Latest Habitat corridor Stories

Are Fire Ants Using Natural Corridors To Advance The Front?
2014-08-04 03:10:54

By Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the US Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk. Fire ants. Crossing the border from South America, they're on the march northward. How does habitat--in particular, corridors that connect one place with another--help the ants spread? To find out, the National Science Foundation (NSF) talked with ecologist and program director Doug Levey of its...

aerial view of a conservation corridor experiment
2014-02-26 07:56:50

David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data: radio collars and automatic video cameras are only two of their creative techniques for documenting the natural world. So when a group of ecologists set out to see how wind moves seeds through isolated patches of habitat carved into a longleaf pine plantation in South Carolina, they twisted colored yarn to create mock seeds that would drift with the wind much like native...

2011-01-25 11:19:13

New strategy for protecting core breeding sites, developing forest corridors and providing benefits to local communities The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers "“ three times the current number "“ if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new study from some of the world's leading conservation scientists finds. The study, published in Conservation Letters, is the first assessment of the...

2008-10-22 12:00:27

U.S. scientists say people trying to help nature by designing wildlife corridors need to think more naturally and avoid regular, symmetrical structures. Researchers from the University of California-Davis explained wildlife corridors are physical connections between disconnected fragments of plane and animal habitat. They can be very large or as small as a tunnel under an interstate highway. "Human beings tend to think in terms of regular, symmetrical structures but nature can be much more...

2008-06-30 09:02:45

By Michelle Dynes By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com JACKSON HOLE - Not every boundary is easy to identify. Elk and pronghorn antelope do not recognize county or state lines as herds move from winter to summer territories, but survival is dependent on the ability to migrate. Regional governors discussed how they could collaborate to protect wildlife corridors during the opening of the 2008 Western Governors' Association on Sunday. Today, 60 percent of new home construction...

2005-06-30 13:45:00

A study by a North Carolina State University zoologist and colleagues from the University of Florida and Allegheny College says that landscape corridors "“ strips of land connecting separated areas of similar habitat "“ are effective in promoting animal and plant seed movement to help sustain diversity and dispersal of native animals and plants. In addition, says Dr. Nick Haddad, associate professor of zoology at NC State and a co-author of the paper describing the research, the...

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