Tag Archives: wildlife

You’re going to graduate – then what?

In the life sciences and especially in ecology, conservation, wildlife management, etc., your success in this field is dictated by the same things that apply in just about any other field. You need to be intelligent, nimble, a good critical … Continue reading

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My lifer Whooping Crane – something I thought I might never see

It’s been a long time coming, but I was recently guided to my lifer WHOOPING CRANE by my nephews Benjamin and Matt Hack (+ special guest star Matt’s friend Kaitie) at a lake near Dexter, Michigan. This is an ENDANGERED … Continue reading

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A conversation about grad school

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation. I plan to keep having it, too. But if this example can help answer some questions pre-emptively, I reckon this will have been a good use of my time. … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a watermelon?

I had hoped that by placing a juicy watermelon rind in front of a game camera I’d have some fun photos to enjoy.  I was right. The neat part is that it’s an independent test of my ability to identify … Continue reading

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Center for Conservation Biology, Jan–Mar 2015 eNewsletter

I always find something really cool in this newsletter from Bryan Watts and his colleagues at the Center for Conservation Biology.  You will too.  Here’s a taste:

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Playa Post Vol. 13, #3 – Congratulations on a national award!

Congratulations to the Playa Lakes and Rainwater Basin joint ventures, recently recognized for their conservation collaborations with the 2015 Wings Across the Americas Award.   For these and other uplifting stories, check out the latest Playa Post, the newsletter of the … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – March 2015

The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, … Continue reading

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The Partners in Flight databases on Population and Species Assessment

The Partners in Flight databases were recently updated, and they represent an outstanding resource in understanding distribution and diversity of North American birds. Maintained by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, the databases summarize information on population estimates and the species … Continue reading

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Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative eNewsletter – Dec. 2014

Check out the attached file from BWEC for some of the latest updates in bat conservation with respect to wind power development. (You might need to re-size the pdf for easy reading.) BWECeNewsletterDec2014

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New species of Sengi (Elephant Shrew) from Namibia

Focusing on Wildlife is reporting today on the naming of a new species of sengi from Namibia: the Etendeka Round-eared Sengi.  It’s an unlikely-looking creature in a group of unlikely-looking creatures.  For this and other great stories and photos, check … Continue reading

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