Geographic Profiling – a novel tool for locating tarsier sleeping sites

An analytical tool developed for use within criminology is being put to good use in ecological research. It has proved particularly useful in locating species in challenging habitats.

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What tiny lakes are revealing about cichlid speciation

Tiny lakes may hold the key to the spectacular adaptive radiation of African cichlid fish, new research has shown

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National and international effort to protect Cuban manatee

The eradication of trawl net fishing in Cuba is just one of the outcomes from a collaborative effort to manage and conserve the Cuban manatee

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Investigating nutrient sources and impacts for offshore reefs in Mexico

Hydrographic and water quality analyses reveal inputs and cycling of wastewater-derived nutrients in two Yucatan lagoons

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Deciphering the past to ensure viper’s future on the Cyclades

Over the last five years, an international collaboration of scientists has investigated the evolutionary history of insularly isolated populations of long-nosed vipers in the Cycladic archipelago

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The ongoing fight against lionfish

The spread of lionfish through the Western Atlantic and Caribbean has brought devastating results to the region’s coral reefs

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The problem with DNA barcoding

Metabarcoding accurately recovers alpha-diversity (species richness) and beta-diversity (species turnover) information, in addition to generating the same management recommendations as morphological biodiversity datasets

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Highlighting conservation success stories

Animus Conservation is a voluntary organisation that promotes conservation success stories for partner wildlife non-government organisations (NGOs) and charities

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DNA barcoding reveals extent of arthropod biodiversity

The once impossible task of identifying all specimens within a large field collection of arthropod has been remedied using DNA barcoding

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Investigating dry forest reptiles using unconventional methods

Unusual methods of tracking and identifying reptiles are being used in North West Madagascar. ‘Invisible’ UV nail polish and fluorescent powder are making it possible to study chameleons and snakes without making them more conspicuous to predators.

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