It is now two years since we launched our Nature Notes article category, designed to provide a home for Natural History observations. The response has been extraordinary, with over 200 Nature Notes submitted – clearly there was an untapped demand for somewhere to publish natural history! To celebrate, we look back at 10 Nature Notes that have both caught the eye of our editors and represent some of the breadth of the papers we have received.
While many primates seek shelter at night, we humans rely on artificial light to stay awake. Our methods of generating light at night have always created consequences for other species. Prior to electricity, street lamps were fueled by whale fat, which created severe hunting pressure on whales. Electricity reduced the demand for whale fat, while... Continue Reading →
Among the lighthouses and kelp forests in the Salish Sea in North America lives a family of killer whales. The leader of the family group is their matriarch, a mother and grandmother, who has a lifetime of knowledge about every coastline and waterway in the area. Travelling with her are her offspring and grandoffspring. It... Continue Reading →
If you stay in science long enough, you’ll probably find that there’s a project in your life that seems like it just won’t go away. Something you care about, but you leave to simmer on the back burner for a while because it’s never quite your #1 priority. And sometimes, in the blink of an... Continue Reading →
Blog written by Susana Rostro-García. Read the full paper here. Featured image shows a jungle cat in threatened dry deciduous forests of eastern Cambodia © Rostro-García et. al. / WWF-Cambodia / WildCRU Southeast Asia, a beautiful region well known for being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots worldwide, is amidst a conservation crisis. Despite... Continue Reading →