Scientist at work: Trapping urban coyotes to see if they can be 'hazed' away from human neighborhoods

Biologists capture and collar coyotes in urban Los Angeles in order to study the effectiveness of 'hazing' as a wildlife management tool.

Niamh M. Quinn, Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: university-of-california scientists-at-work california cats los-angeles coyotes hazing southern-california veterinarians urban-environment

Scientists at work: Uncovering the mystery of when and where sharks give birth

Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.

Hannah Verkamp, PhD Student in Marine Biology, Arizona State University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: reproduction conservation sharks wildlife scientists-at-work oceans marine-biology tagging endangered-species tiger-sharks women-scientists satellite-data the-bahamas

We tracked 300,000 trees only to find that rainforests are losing their power to help humanity

Scientists behind a major new study explain how they discovered these forests are becoming less able to sequester carbon.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  rainforests  scientists-at-work  carbon-sinks  congo  tropical-forests

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