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Northern Spotted Owl Still Fights for Survival

Three studies highlight how the interactions between northern spotted owl and the invasive barred owl are intertwined. 

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Invader Removal Halts Long-term Population Declines of Northern Spotted Owls

Invasive species can cause extinctions of native species and widespread biodiversity loss. Invader removal is a common management response, but the...

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Species Interactions Shape Increasing Rates of Breeding Dispersal of Northern Spotted Owls

Recent evidence suggests that frequency of breeding dispersal – the movement from one breeding territory to another – may be increasing in northern...

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Enhanced Between-Site Biosecurity to Minimize Herpetofaunal Disease-Causing Pathogen Transmission

There is increasing evidence for the role humans may play in the transport and transmission of herpetofaunal pathogens.

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Linking Behavioral States to Landscape Features for Improved Conservation Management

Behavioral Change Point Analysis (BCPA) is a tool that analyzes changes in species’ movement and behavior.

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Predicted Climate-Induced Reductions in Scavenging in Eastern North America

Scavenging is an important function within ecosystems. Scavengers remove organic matter, reduce disease, stabilize food webs, and generally make...

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Isotope Fractionation from In Vivo Methylmercury Detoxification in Waterbirds

Animals that are higher on the trophic chain, such as waterbirds that primarily rely on fish, are at risk for ingesting methylmercury in their diet...

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Insect Pollinator Communities in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems

The conservation of native insect pollinators is hampered by a lack of information about environmental factors influencing pollinator communities.

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Integrating Thermal Infrared Stream Temperature Imagery and Spatial Stream Network Models to Understand Spatial Thermal Variability in Streams

Under a warmer future climate, thermal refuges could facilitate the persistence of species relying on cold-water habitat.

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Demography of the Oregon Spotted Frog Along a Hydrologically Modified River

Aquatic species associated with regulated rivers are can be affected by human-altered flow regimes.

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Genetic Signatures of Thermal Adaptation are Associated with Changes in Life History in a Broadly Distributed Frog

Temperature is a critical driver of Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) life history strategies.

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Soil Nitrogen Level Driven by Nitrogen-Fixing vs. Non-Fixing Trees Mediates Whether Greenhouse Gases are Released or Sequestered

Forest uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequesters carbon which mitigates climate change.

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