New Scheffers lab research on wildlife trade covered by Science and The Guardian
Our group collaborated with the Edwards Lab at the University of Sheffield and other colleagues to produce a global-scale meta-analysis on how wildlife trade impacts reptile, bird, and mammal populations. The study highlights that although wildlife trade has been considered sustainable in some instances, many species subjected to trade have severely declined or disappeared. Read the Scienceor The Guardiancoverage, as well as the paper here.
Flattening of forests - how climate change might simplify (flatten) complex rainforests
Ed Basham and Brett Scheffers publish their work from the rainforest canopies of Panama in Journal of Biogeography The layering of animal communities from ground-to-canopy collapses under seasonal shifts in climate. Work from 2019 published in Ecography, which tested this theory globally, confirms that climate change may push animals out of the trees, as treetops become too hot and dry to live in. See a great article by Joan Meiners in MassiveScience.
Ed catches some cool frogs on big trees in Panama
Ed Basham's tarzan-esque canopy research was research in the UF IFAS blog:
National Geographic covers Lab Research
A recent article by National Geographic details Scheffers lab paper recently published in Science on the global wildlife trade
Dave Klinges publishes new article: eDNA to fight wildlife trafficking
Lab member Dave Klinges' piece in Mongabay covers how ecologists have used eDNA to track where wildlife are illegally traded:
Mountain passes are higher for those in the tropics…and in forests, and underground