Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

By Anthony Richardson, Chhaya Chaudhary, David Schoeman & Mark John Costello Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. History tells us this could trigger a mass extinction event. The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest...
Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

They are known to get drunk on berries, fall out of trees, and hang around humans, but Kererū have become something of a New Zealand icon. They are also the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute large seeds, and their disappearance would be a disaster for...
Do animals feel fear?

Do animals feel fear?

By Cassie Freund Afraid of lions by moonlight and raptors by day, animals will behave in dramatic ways, as Cassie Freund explains. Anyone who has ever watched a horror movie late at night while home alone understands how fear can affect behavior. You may be on high...
How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

By Jenny Howard Tourism accounts for eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions and Jenny Howard says we can do more to limit our carbon footprint. Flying on an airplane always gives me a rush, especially when the plane is heading toward the Galápagos. Without fail,...
Q+A: Humans: The most damaging predator on Earth?

Q+A: Humans: The most damaging predator on Earth?

Is humanity the most damaging predator on Earth? Many experts say yes and that its predatory practices are disrupting evolution. Maria Armoudian speaks with three researchers who have looked at this issue: Chris Darimont, Tom Reimchen, and Heather Bryan. Chris...
How do parasites choose their hosts?

How do parasites choose their hosts?

By Shalene Singh-Shepherd Like many people, we were interested in which parasites are generalist and which are specialist. For example, generalist parasites may be problematic if ‘species-jumping’ causes significant problems in new host species. As we got together as...
What is the future of cities? 🔊

What is the future of cities? 🔊

What will the cities of the future look like? Steve Matthewman and Stephen Knight-Lenihan discuss the urban future, covering topics such as ecological resilience, biodiversity, living buildings and floating suburbs. Steve Matthewman is an Associate Professor of...