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Lawsuit: Canisius College Ignored “Serial” Sexual Harassment
Five women who recently graduated from the institution allege that it failed to protect students from repeated sexual harassment by animal behavior professor Michael Noonan.
Lawsuit: Canisius College Ignored “Serial” Sexual Harassment
Lawsuit: Canisius College Ignored “Serial” Sexual Harassment

Five women who recently graduated from the institution allege that it failed to protect students from repeated sexual harassment by animal behavior professor Michael Noonan.

Five women who recently graduated from the institution allege that it failed to protect students from repeated sexual harassment by animal behavior professor Michael Noonan.

field research
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Some Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Deter Predators
Natalia Mesa | May 9, 2022 | 2 min read
The behavior is the first example of a mammal mimicking a more-dangerous species.
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Earlier Nesting in Chicago-Area Birds Linked to Warming
Natalia Mesa | Apr 4, 2022 | 2 min read
A study finds that dozens of bird species are nesting up to 25 days sooner each year than they were a century ago, likely due to climate change.
A black and white photo of a man standing at a lab bench, holding up a glass jar
Reimagining Ecology, 1939
Lisa Winter | Apr 4, 2022 | 3 min read
Edward Ricketts built his laboratory just onshore from the swirling tidepools of Monterey Bay, California, an ideal backdrop against which he developed a new system for studying the ecology of any given habitat.
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Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 
Chloe Tenn | Jan 5, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.
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Making Waves and Avoiding Beaks
Chloe Tenn | Dec 23, 2021 | 5 min read
Moving collectively on the water surface could help protect schools of fish from being eaten by predatory birds.
A boat, the Tara, sailing past an island in Patagonia, Chile
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2021 | 5 min read
Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020 | 5 min read
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
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Argentinian Field Site Devastated by Fire
Amanda Heidt | Oct 15, 2020 | 4 min read
Roughly half of the howler monkeys in the research preserve have died or remain unaccounted for. Scientists had been studying them for more than 30 years. 
an old wooden barn near charred grassland
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020 | 3 min read
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Field Research
Ashley Yeager | Aug 20, 2020 | 5+ min read
Unable to travel to international or remote sites, some researchers are losing critical data.
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Coronavirus Precautions Stall Antarctic Field Research
Amanda Heidt | Jun 15, 2020 | 2 min read
The upcoming summer research season has been suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.