Predicting migration pathways of mule deer without GPS collars

Researchers used GPS collar data from a herd traveling across the Red Desert to Hoback Corridor, western Wyoming, to create a model that predicts where mule deer migrate, without the need for collaring new animals. Credit: Tanner Warder, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit How do researchers understand where big-game animals migrate across vast … Read more

Predicting what extinctions could mean for lemurs and the forests they call home

The Critically Endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur, Varecia variegata, is one of the lemurs that eats the most fruit. When they consume the fruit, they pass the whole seed far from the mother tree, effectively aiding in seed dispersal. Credit: Laura De Ara New research shows that lemurs and their food trees are tightly linked in … Read more