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Continuing overage of the expedition from 2017 in the Alto Rio Jurua watershed, Brazil.

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One of our cards we handed out for info about the expedition. We had Spanish, Portuguese and English cards.

One of our cards we handed out for info about the expedition. We had Spanish, Portuguese and English cards.

Bird population plummets in pinon forests pummeled by climate-change

A nice article in Audubon magazine on our paper documenting a large decrease in bird individuals and avian species in areas of pinion tree mortality over a decade.  The paper was published in the October 2018 issue of Biological Conservation. While the results are stark and sobering, it was good to get this data out with the possible scenarios on the table now for losing the majority of conifer forests in the Southwest. Normally, wildlife communities naturally change with changing habitats. But now more large-scale and drastic changes in Southwestern forests may be on our horizon.

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Photo is a Plumbeous vireo ( Vireo plumbeus ) taken by C. Hathcock, one of the co-authors.

Photo is a Plumbeous vireo (Vireo plumbeus) taken by C. Hathcock, one of the co-authors.

 

Open pipes are hidden killers for birds

May 10, 2017

Recent press on our work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on the impacts of open pipes and bollards on birds. Cavity-nesting birds are primarily impacts as they go into the pipe to investigate if it might be a good cavity home and then can not get out since they can not open their wings and the slides are often metal and slick. My colleague, Chuck Hathcock, has continued to spear head this work and getting the word out to cover pipes. Bird by bird...every bird saved is conservation in action!

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Five New species of saki monkey named

Numerous articles were written about Dr. Marsh’s revision of the Pithecia genus. We link one here along with the first page of the original Press Release.

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