Using radios and models to assess extinction risk in a Neotropical highland Cinclodes What do the patterns of space use tell us about the risk of extinction of a species? This relationship is certainly strong. The number of individuals (population size) and the geographical range are among the main criteria for assessing the conservation status of a species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and the knowledge about the habitats used is crucial for protecting the natural resources their need to survive.... continue reading.
Researchers use thermal cameras to detect roosting birds Where do small birds sleep? Mostly in trees is the short answer, but as so often occurs in ecology, there is more to the story…... continue reading.
Everyone has big ideas – cool experiments to conduct in exotic locations or with interesting but hard to work with organisms – but that can cost money… and research funding is increasingly competitive. Experiment.com is a crowd-sourced funding platform for scientific research.... continue reading.
We are currently in La Pampa Province, Argentina monitoring nests, catching, measuring and deploying geolocators on Fork-tailed Flycatchers and Vermillion Flycatchers. Field crew members are Jose Sarasola, Miguel Santillan, Joaquin Cereghetti (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa), Valentina Gomez (Universidad de los Andes), and Alex Jahn (Universidade Estadual Paulista).... continue reading.