Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies

Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.

Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.

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Image of the Day: Himalayan Wolves
Image of the Day: Himalayan Wolves
Amy Schleunes | Feb 25, 2020
The top carnivores in the high-altitude regions of Asia are uniquely adapted to life in low-oxygen environments.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2019
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers plan to relocate mainland wolves to an island in Lake Superior in an effort to boost the near-extinct predator population and limit the growth of local moose herds.
Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists
Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists
Jim Daley | May 29, 2018
Specialists from the state’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are working to determine what creature a rancher shot and killed.
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 10, 2017
A federal court had ordered the Idaho Fish and Game Department to destroy data collected from a protected wilderness area. 
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2017
A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2017
Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research