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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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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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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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Herbivore distribution patterns mapped on SA Game Reserve

Data gathered on a South African game reserve shows the importance of terrain type for herbivores within the reserves and the accuracy of using line-transect sampling as opposed to aerial surveys to gather the data. The results will aid conservation planning on the reserves.

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Surveying birds in tropical forests: comparing two methods in two widely-separated ecosystems

A comparison of two different survey techniques suggests that researchers should conduct preliminary studies before choosing the most appropriate survey method for that taxa or ecosystem, particularly when it is under-explored

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First surveying of forest canopy epiphytes in Honduras

The first investigation into epiphyte diversity, distribution and biomass on large canopy trees in Honduras has begun to reveal just how diverse these communities are

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Ecological assessment tool launched

A new web-based tool has been developed to help planners determine ecologically-valuable locations outside of protected areas

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