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Primates on the brink

...quatorial Guinea (Island of Bioko) Black-faced lion tamarin (Leontopithecus caissara) Brazil Buffy-headed tufted capuchin (Cebus xanthosternos) Brazil Northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) Brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus brunneus) Colombia Horton Plains slender loris (Loris lydek...

Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania

... 34.6 million in 2002 -- and an associated loss of lion prey outside protected areas. About 39 percent of ...come first." The researchers' analysis showed that lion attacks are most common in districts with the lowest abundance of natural prey such as zebra, harteb...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

... raised in captivity be released near seal and sea lion rookeries so that the birds can once again feast o...st. "We believe that marine mammals--primarily sea lion carcasses that wash up on the beach--now represent about 50 percent of the Big Sur population's diet...

High-tech tags on marine animals yield valuable data for biologists and oceanographers

...liminary results indicate that plugging in the sea lion data substantially increases the predictive capabi..., a graduate student working with Costa on the sea lion studies. "This technology brings a whole new dimension to our understanding of how California sea li...

Lion mane linked to climate

CHICAGO--If you were a male lion and could read the latest scientific research, you...o cold than to heat. The volunteers who ranked the lion manes for length, density and color were experienced with observing lions. Most of them had studied ...

USGS Science at Ecological Society of America

... is troubling to the resiliency of the buffalo and lion populations, park revenue, and conservation efforts. Thursday, Aug. 10 The National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study: effects of alternative fuel reduction methods on overstory and understory vegetation, 9:50 a.m. Dylan Schwilk, USGS Western E...

Groundbreaking study by Field Museum scientists explains mane variation in lions

...m all populations continue to develop long after a lion has achieved sexual maturity, such that the best-m...phenomenon carries across the board to all African lion populations, including recently extinct ones, based on the data from our rigorous review of museum s...

Pendulums, predators and prey: The ecology of coupled oscillations

...leopards, bringing leopards into the system causes lion and cheetah populations to oscillate in phase with... That works to the leopard's advantage---when both lion and cheetah populations are low, leopards can pounce on the plentiful prey. But then lions and cheet...

Cloning the smell of the seaside

...a circus and died after being mauled to death by a lion in Skegness. The UEA scientists are hoping to avoid such a fate, said Prof Johnston!...

Changing ocean conditions led to decline in Alaska's sea lion population

... Steller sea lions. Theories why the Steller sea lion population declined by more than 80 percent during...o eat. Changes in prey led to a decline in the sea lion population. Using interdisciplinary research methods was key in determining the root cause of the s...

Cooperative science program yields results

...ted to the fall so it would not interfere with sea lion feeding. In the fall, however, the cod are dispersed, resulting in longer tows and increased bycatch of halibut. Although the overall halibut mortality limit for the Gulf of Alaska has not been exceeded in recent years, high halibut bycatch rates i...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

...e to competition from larger predators such as the lion and hyena. Our study shows that more fathers are contributing to the next generation than we thought, added Durant. This is good news for cheetahs, and a reminder that future conservation strategies need to encompass large landscapes if females are t...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... manipulating neural circuits in the brain of mice, ... memories. The research, led by Howard Hughes Medical ... of Technology (MIT), reveals that the connections between ... information about an experience and the part of ... that experience are malleable. , Altering those ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... greatest risk to Europe based upon a proxy for ... using a ,big data, approach to scientific research. , ... Global Health ranked the top 100 pathogens affecting humans ... system which, they believe, will help governments across the ... infectious diseases, including as a result of climate change, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... is available in German . ... the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral nervous ... Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and University Medical ... cells is impaired in rats with the disease. These ... known as myelin, which facilitates the rapid transfer of ...
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