August, 2011

Survival of Canada Lynx Linked to Gray Wolves

Amid growing controversy over the potential delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, a new study from Oregon State University suggests that the rebounding wolf populations may have an indirect impact on the [...]

Bat Conservation International Student Research Scholarship Program

Bat Conservation International is now accepting applications its 2012 BCI Student Research Scholarships. Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded for the 2012-13 academic year. Grants will be awarded for research that is directly [...]

Climate Change Tree & Bird Atlas Webinar

The USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station has developed an on-line Climate Change Atlas http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/atlas/ containing a wealth of information about 134 tree and 147 bird species of the eastern U.S. The atlases are based on [...]

72nd Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

The Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference is hosting its 72nd annual meeting December 4-7, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Marriott Downtown. The conference will feature 11 symposia subjects, three plenary speakers, technical workshops, a [...]

TWS Blog Targeted

The TWS blog site has been recently targeted by feral cat and horse activists.  We will continue to open the site to science-based, reasoned discussion about these issues. However, we will no longer post comments from [...]

Be Plant Pest Aware

August is the time of year when homeowners awaken to dead stinkbugs piled up on their windowsills and gardeners hail curses upon invasive weeds that threaten to take over their carefully curated plots. Perhaps it’s no [...]

Who’s There? A New Study Reveals the Startling Number of Species That Are Still Anonymous

Over the last 250 years, scientists have catalogued over 1.2 million species on Earth. As impressive as this number may seem, a new study estimates that Earth is home to 8.7 million species. With nearly 90% [...]

International Night of the Bat – August 27th

Saturday, August 27, 2011 is International Night of the Bat. A great excuse to stay up late, go on a bat walk, learn how to build a bat house, attend workshops, and celebrate the incredible services [...]

Update on White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease affecting hibernating bats across the eastern United States, was first documented in New York in 2006 and has killed millions of bats since. WNS presents itself as a fungus that forms [...]

Is An Understanding of Basic Science Important for A President?

This blog tries to stay away from politics as much as humanly possible. However, when politicians start talking science, then they become fair game. Rick Perry, the Texas governor who is running for president, denied both [...]