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Ecology  - 
 
climate to seeds to birds
Prevailing wisdom has it that the irregular irruptions of winter finches into southern Canada and the lower 48 states are … Read More
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"In late March, birders competing in the second Champions of the Flyway race raised more than $52,000 to combat the illegal killing of birds on Cyprus, in the eastern Mediterranean. Now we’ve learned that the proceeds from this year’s Birdfair, the annual three-day festival in the UK, will also be used to protect the Mediterranean’s birds."
In late March, birders competing in the second Champions of the Flyway race raised more than $52,000 to combat the illegal … Read More
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"they found that the inner core and the outer shell—like the chocolate and surrounding candy shell of an M&M—varied in many more ways as well. Whereas the inner core of the parrot song nuclei resembled the complete song nuclei of other birds, the additional outer shell showed different patterns of activity in many ways. It also connected to the rest of the brain in different ways than the core and contained cells that looked different under the microscope... Jarvis's group went on to find the shell region in the brains of nine different parrot species, but not in songbirds or hummingbirds, which are poorer at imitation. And the better at imitating a parrot species is considered, the larger the shell region was"
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#Ecological map could save #vultures from fledgling African #windfarm development http://ow.ly/OIMG8
British Ecological Society Press Release. Ecological map could save vultures from fledgling African wind farm development. 24 June 2015. Ecologists have developed a new map that could help Lesotho's first wind farms generate low carbon energy without putting the region's vulnerable vulture ...
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"Their analysis revealed that certain baboons are “initiators”—individuals who typically step away from the others. If another baboon followed, then it was likely others would as well, until the entire troop was on the move. But if no one followed the initiator, the group was more apt to stay put. The team found that the baboons preferred to travel when there were several initiators who all agreed on a particular direction. When they disagreed, the other baboons didn’t come to blows. Instead, they voted with their feet and simply followed the subgroup with the most initiators."
When it comes to where to travel, the primates vote with their feet
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"Hunting of the species — known in Chinese as the “rice bird” — was banned in China in 1997, but millions of Yellow-breasted Buntings and other songbirds were still being killed for food and sold on the black market as late as 2013. Consumption of the birds has increased as a result of economic growth and prosperity in East Asia. According to the South China Morning Post, the birds are considered a delicacy in southern China, “where locals believe eating the animal can boost their sexual vitality and detoxify their bodies.”

A 2001 study estimated that one million buntings were being eaten annually in China’s Guangdong province alone. Kamp notes that 60 percent of the Chinese population consumes wildlife, and “the main consumer group is young men with high educational status and incomes.”
Yellow-breasted Bunting is declining, and its decline is so severe that researchers are comparing it to the infamous 19th-century collapse … Read More
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On the blog: Common loons defend chicks according to both value and vulnerability

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During the spring of 2012, Gabriella Jukkala was just about to graduate from Northland College. After extensive discussions, Gabby and I became interested in how adult loons might protect their chicks during their fragile first weeks of life...
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Four-legged animals did not exhibit handedness, suggesting that two-legged locomotion is a prerequisite for this characteristic.
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The non charismatic creatures
Researchers find that species we ignore, such as snails, are disappearing at a rapid pace—a sign that a mass extinction is upon us.
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Birds, conservation, animal movement, and all that's in between
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I study how habitat fragmentation impacts extinction.

"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
 - Baba Dioum

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment... and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
 - Henry David Thoreau

"Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books."
 - John Dingell
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Conservation Ecologist
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Mathematica, R
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  • University of Konstanz
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014 - present
  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2012 - 2014
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Am Obstberg 1 78315 Radolfzell Germany
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Birdfair to raise money to combat illegal killing of birds - BirdWatching
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In late March, birders competing in the second Champions of the Flyway race raised more than $52,000 to combat the illegal … Read More

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Signs of democracy seen in typically authoritarian baboon society
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