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10 March 2016

Inferring Extinction: When is a Species as Dead as a Dodo? [Methods in Ecology and Evolution]

A species is either extant or extinct – it exists or it does not exist. Black and white, a binary choice. Surely it should not be difficult to assign species to one of these two categories? Well, in practice it can be extremely challenging and a plethora of methods have been developed to deal with the problem. This of course leads to a second challenge – which of the plethora should you use?! (More on this later…)

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9 March 2016

Earlier blooming intensifies spring heat waves in Europe [ScienceNews]

The early emergence of flowers and leaves due to climate change amplifies springtime heat waves in Europe, new climate simulations suggest. While not as deadly as their summertime counterparts, spring heat waves can disrupt ecosystems and damage crops.

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9 March 2016

Humans torched Madagascar’s forests 1,000 years ago, driving mass extinction [Mongabay]

A new study provides further evidence that humans drove large-scale landscape changes in Madagascar after they brought cattle to the Indian Ocean island around 1,000 years ago.

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9 March 2016

Le sexe des escargots perturbé par les bateaux [La Tribune de Genève]

Un composant de la peinture anti-incrustation utilisée pour protéger les coques des bateaux perturbe l’équilibre hormonal des escargots de mer.

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9 March 2016

L’Oedicnème criard serait un prédateur important des nids de Sternes naines au Portugal [Ornithomedia]

Plusieurs études ont signalé que ce limicole était l’un des principaux pilleurs de nids de sternes sur les plages du Portugal.

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