Understanding the implications of global change, our study forecasts the poleward expansion of Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) distribution. Analyzing eBird data and utilizing a species distribution model, we project an increased presence during the breeding season in North and South America by 2070. Temperature and human density emerged as key factors, indicating a potential shift in the Turkey Vulture’s range due to warmer winters and lower human density in agricultural areas. This expansion raises concerns for the scavenging community in northern latitudes, impacting species dependent on carrion.
Coral reefs play a vital role as carbon sinks in our oceans. Despite covering less than 1% of the ocean floor, they absorb and store significant amounts of carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate climate change. Through the process of calcification, corals lock carbon in their skeletons, making them essential allies in the fight against […]
Exploring global gecko conservation in zoos, our study utilizes ZIMS and ZTL databases to assess the distribution patterns of threatened Gekkota species. Only 9.3% of recognized gecko species are kept, with 20.4% classified as threatened. While European, North American, and Australian zoos house most species, Oceania prioritizes native geckos. Breeding success is observed in 38.0% […]
Unveiling the unsung heroes of the forest floor: decomposers! They work behind the scenes, breaking down organic matter and recycling nutrients to keep the ecosystem thriving. Nature’s true recyclers!