I’m Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a new PLOS Ecology Community Editor. Last summer I was a PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow at the 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting and I’m excited to join the team year-round!
This month, we are taking a closer look at some of the articles chosen as part of the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection. This collection highlights recent articles that specifically address how changing
About a quarter of the over 1,300 species of bat are endemic to islands, meaning they are found there and nowhere else. These island-restricted bats play important roles in island ecosystems through seed dispersal, pollination,
The fearless coral reef fish known as the fang blenny might only grow to several inches long, but it packs a toothy, venomous bite. New research into the fang blenny family tree reveals how their
When most people think of a species they assume it is a unique, inviolate category of organism. Most of us learned in middle and high school the Biological Species Concept, that organisms of different species
A guest post from Dr. Anita George, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane Australia People love learning about animals. It’s true. In PLOS blogs alone, animal posts have been very popular–including
You may have already seen the pictures from the Gardner Police Department’s camera trap by now, but if not, they are going to make your day. And while today’s news cycle is giving us
Trophy hunting is the selective hunting and harvesting of wild game for human recreation—with the “trophy” being the portion of the animal that is kept, ranging from the entire animal to the head, skin, pelt,
Detection dogs – working dogs trained to use their noses to find substances like drugs or explosives – have also found work in wildlife conservation. Such scat-detecting dogs are valuable tools for collecting fecal samples
Hawaiian crows (Corvus hawaiiensis) use tools when foraging for food, finds an international team of scientists and conservationists. These birds, also known as ‘Alalā, rival New Caledonian crows in their proficiency and dexterity with tools.