Category Archives: Populations

Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plants.
The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plant species.

ResearchBlogging.org A new study maps the spread of the potentially damaging common reed along the southern coast of Finland.  Continue reading Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

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Badgers busy building more setts

Things are looking better for the badger as the number of setts across England rises.
Things are looking better for the badger as the number of setts across England rises.

ResearchBlogging.org A new survey has found that the total number of badger setts across England and Wales has increased over the last 25 years, but what does this mean for actual badger numbers?  Continue reading Badgers busy building more setts

Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise

Agassiz's desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions
Agassiz’s desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions

ResearchBlogging.org The population of the long-lived Agassiz’s desert tortoise is dwindling in the Sonoran Desert of California as their environment shifts to a warmer and dryer climate.  Continue reading Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise