Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Elephant Trouble

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
elephants, african elephants, africa, ivory, poaching, extinction

Scientists are able to track elephant deaths due to poaching more accurately to help inform conservation efforts.

Dispatch from Ethiopia: Curse of the Church Forests

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Ethiopia, forest, invasive, conservation, eucalyptus, gum tree, coptic, Africa, tree

Once seen as a solution to deforestation, eucalyptus trees have become a serious threat to the native forests of Ethiopia.

Stopping Chytrid, Saving Frogs

Monday, January 6th, 2014
Vance Vredenburg, Dave Blackburn, Sonia Ghose, frogs, amphibians, salamanders, SF State, chytrid, Bd, Africa, microbes, disease, fungus

Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus to save amphibians.

Ancient Primates

Friday, May 17th, 2013
primates, apes, hominoids, rift valley, Africa, old world, monkeys, nancy stevens

Two new primate fossils add to our family tree.

Elephant Migration

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
elephants, migration, africa

In English and Spanish. Gourma elephants make record trips traversing the desert.

Hunter-Gatherer Genes

Monday, August 27th, 2012

What can the genes of three hunter-gatherer populations in Africa tell us about human origins?

Out of (Southern) Africa?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Genetic analysis of African hunter-gatherers yields new clues to the geographic origin of our species.

Out of Africa Earlier

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

A discovery of stone tools in the United Arab Emirates could provide evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier.

One Gecko Actually Four

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

UC Berkeley researchers have found that the West African Forest Gecko is actually four different species.

Ethiopia Amber

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

A significant finding of a 95 million year old piece of amber as well as the fossils within it might change what we know about Africa’s natural history.

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