Latest Population ecology Stories

2011-12-10 02:11:01

New findings by Virginie Stevens (CNRS), Jean Clobert (CNRS), Michel Baguette (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle) and colleagues show that interactions between dispersal and life-histories are complex, but general patterns emerge. The study was published as open access paper in the journal Ecology Letters. As dispersal plays a key role in gene flow among populations, its evolutionary dynamics under environmental changes is particularly important. The inter-dependency of...

2011-11-17 03:15:20

Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and their declines far exceed those of other animal groups: more than 30% of all species are listed as threatened according to the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Multiple factors threaten global amphibian diversity but the spatial distribution of these threats and their interactions are poorly known. A new study published in Nature with Dr. Christian Hof as lead author indicates that, worryingly, areas...

2011-08-19 11:42:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent partnership of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. between Pet Connections Inc. proves successful with August 17, 2011, launch of The Big Meow, a no-cost spay and neuter program. This program was offered to the community as a start to finding a solution for cat overpopulation. Yesterday, 151 cats were spayed and neutered at the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A, exceeding their expectations for The...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has partnered with Pet Connections Inc. to be among the first animal shelters in the nation to host The Big Meow on August 17, a no-cost spay and neuter day for owned, outdoor cats, enabling responsible pet owners to be a part of an unprecedented program to reduce cat overpopulation in their community and free of charge. Known as the "Home Away From Home" for countless animals in the Inland Empire,...

2011-06-08 12:25:00

California scientists said on Tuesday that they found four new viruses in healthy honey bee colonies. This finding could help solve the mystery of mass bee die-offs in some parts of the world. Understanding the 27 unique honey bee viruses and how they circulate in healthy populations could offer scientists a baseline for further study. "You can't begin to understand colony die-off without understanding what normal is," senior author Joe DeRisi, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at...

2011-06-02 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two popular caves within the Forbes State Forest, Coon Cave in Westmoreland County and Barton Cave in Fayette County, will soon be reopened to the public for recreational caving, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. A third cave, Lemon Hole in Westmoreland County, will remain closed. Beginning in the summer of 2006, the caves were gated from the beginning of October until the end of May due to...

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